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Gannet Fight!

Gannets are allocated by instinct an 80-centimeter circle in the colony. Any encroachment into this space can set off noisy fights such as this tug-of-war. Most fights are between juveniles who, unable as yet to produce an egg, never-the-less practice nesting, generally in less desireable sites around the edges of the colony. By the time they produce an egg and hatch a chick in their fifth year, they have learned enough and have settled down sufficiently that the chick’s life is seldom endangered by such squabbles.

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