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Gannet: Quiz


Question 1: Most fossil gannets are from the Late ________ or Pliocene, a time when the diversity of seabirds in general was much higher than today.
MioceneGeologic time scaleLanghianEocene

Question 2: The other two species occur in the temperate seas around southern Africa and southern ________ and New Zealand.
CanadaAustraliaBarbadosUnited Kingdom

Question 3: The rest of the world's population is divided between ________, Ireland, Faroe Islands and Iceland, with small numbers in France (they are often seen in the Bay of Biscay), the Channel Islands and Norway.
United KingdomCanadaBarbadosUnited States

Question 4: The genus Morus is much better documented in the ________ than Sula, though the latter is more numerous today.
FossilPaleontologyGeologic time scaleGeology

Question 5: The most important nesting ground for Northern gannets is the ________ with about two thirds of the world's population.
WalesEnglandCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 6: The gannets are large black and white ________, with long pointed wings and long bills.
Modern birdsArchaeopteryxBirdEnantiornithes

Question 7: Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the North ________, with a wingspan of up to 2 metres.
Arctic OceanIndian OceanPacific OceanAtlantic Ocean

Question 8: ________ in the Firth of Forth is also famous for its large gannet population.
InchcolmInchkeithBass RockFidra

Question 9: Gannets are seabirds in the family ________, closely related to the boobies.
DarterSulidaeCormorantPelagic Cormorant

Question 10: their eyes are positioned far enough forward on their face to give them ________, allowing them to judge distances accurately.
Depth perceptionConvergence insufficiencyBinocular visionAutostereogram


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