Posted by: orcaweb | May 29, 2009

Ouch my head. 27th -29th April

gannet 4It was another beautiful morning on the King of Scandinavia. I was standing on the observation deck at the front of the ship when my passengers and I spotted a group of 30 or more Gannets just before the break water going into the river Tyne. They were all feeding, diving down from 30m above the sea at speeds of around 100km/h. To prevent them from hurting themselves by falling at this height and speed, they have an ‘air bag’ on the front of their head, which cushions their fall.

Rosie

Wildlife Officer King of Scandinavia

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