Gannet

Morus bassana – HUGAN – Breeding resident.

Gannet – 2013 research

Morus bassanus – HUGAN – Breeding resident. Article from Science Daily, March 14, 2013 The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas. Scientists at Plymouth University believe this could have a […]

Gannet – 2003-07 breeding

Morus bassana – HUGAN – Breeding resident. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 1 2 Breeding probable Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied (of 478) (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 0.2% 0.3% Despite being relatively widespread around the coast, gannets are confined to breeding on just one small remote island, Grassholm – about 12 […]

Gannet – 1994

Morus bassana – HUGAN – Breeding resident. 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 1 Breeding probable Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 0.2% The only breeding site for the Gannet in Wales is on Grassholm. Williams (1978) provides a résumé of the history of the colony which seems to have been established shortly […]

Gannet – 1980s winter

Morus bassana – HUGAN – Breeding resident. The BTO winter atlas showed that Gannets were present in a few coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The coloured 10km squares represent 1-3 birds seen in a day. More about the Gannet in Pembrokeshire

Gannet – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Gannet – 1894

Sula bassana Resident; only on Grasholm. The Pembrokeshire Gannets are supposed to be a colony from Lundy Island, whence the birds were driven by the continued persecution they sustained at the hands of the channel pilots, and other robbers of their nests. Mr. Mortimer Propert, of St. David’s, who has repeatedly visited Grasholm, reports them to be rapidly increasing in numbers. […]