Gannets (from ganot = strong or masculine) resemble Pterodactylae when hanging in a gale force wind super close to the rim of the rock island, showing off their power and superior control. Their Dutch name may come from ‘Ian ban an sgadan’ (Keltic = witte haringvogel/white herringbird -Wikipedia) settled at Helgoland in 1991. The Northern Gannet roams the Nearctic and Palearctic, both biogeographical terms. Gannets return to their breeding territory yearly, even to the same nest for years in a row, why did so many settle at Helgoland recently. Fortune hunters? Tourists? Travellers? How did they become emigrants?

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