Tag Archive for 'gannet'

Eighty-six dead seabirds collected from Guernsey shore during survey

February 25th, 2014 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department can confirm that 86 seabirds were recorded as found on beaches around Guernsey on Saturday 22 February 2014. The collection was undertaken to assess the degree to which species that breed around the Channel Islands might have been impacted by the storms in the Atlantic over the last month. […]

MARPOL must ban discharge at sea of polyisobutylene which is killing European sea birds

April 24th, 2013 by Alderney Wildlife Trust

On 22 April 2013 the Alderney Wildlife Trust recovered a dead Guillemot from Braye Harbour in Alderney. This is the first bird recorded in the Channel Islands that is believed to have been killed by Polyisobutylene (PIB). The discovery of this bird occurred at the same time as it was announced that over the previous […]

Northern gannets on Les Etacs off the coast of Alderney may focus on different areas in search for food

July 1st, 2011 by Louise Soanes

A recent pilot project conducted by the University of Liverpool, with the support of the Alderney Wildlife Trust, The British Trust for Ornithologists and funded by the Alderney Commission for Renewable Energy (ACRE) attached GPS data loggers to 23 gannets, Morus bassanus, breeding on Les Etacs, Alderney. Within six days 17 loggers had been retrieved, […]

New BBC series examines British relationship with the sea

May 6th, 2011 by BBC

BBC Two begins a new four part series ‘Britain’s Secret Seas‘ on Sunday 8 May at 8 pm.  Guernsey will feature in the first programme. Giants of the West A few metres off the Cornish shore the team study Britain’s largest fish, the Basking Shark. Despite growing up to ten metres long little is known […]