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gannetry Line breaks: gan|net¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈɡanɪtri/

Definition of gannetry in English:

noun (plural gannetries)

A breeding colony of gannets, usually on an isolated rock.
Example sentences
  • Naturalists with sturdy sea legs can take a trip out to the gannetry at Bass Rock or stay on land and observe it from North Berwick's Sea Life Centre.
  • The Science article includes a picture of the gannetry on Bird Island, the largest in the world, by a Port Elizabeth photo-journalist and author.
  • Today it's the world's largest single rock gannetry with 40,000 pairs returning to breed each year.
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