Faithful mates, hot tempers form primal life for gannets


              People watch northern gannets fly and dive for fish just after sunrise in Perce, Quebec, Canada, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet shakes off water as it bathes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Bonaventure Island off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet sleeps as it floats on the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Bonaventure Island off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannets float on the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Bonaventure Island off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet looks to land with other members of the colony atop a cliff on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Colony life is a crowded affair, as the birds nest barely a wingspan apart and fiercely guard their spots against intrusions by others. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet pushes off as it takes flight from the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Bonaventure Island off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet feeds its young bird with regurgitated food on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              An adult northern gannet preens its young on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A white adult northern gannet pecks at a gray juvenile among the colony on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet flies above the colony along a cliff on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Colony life is a crowded affair, as the birds nest barely a wingspan apart and fiercely guard their spots against intrusions by others. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A pair of northern gannet greet each other on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Northern gannets are considered sentinels of the marine ecosystem. Their struggles to feed and breed in a warming climate are being closely watched by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet is visible on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Bonaventure Island offers remarkable insights into northern gannets, thanks to an enormous and easily accessible colony of these majestic seabirds. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A northern gannet stretches its neck on Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Colony life is a crowded affair, as the birds nest barely a wingspan apart and fiercely guard their spots against intrusions by others. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Northern gannets fly near Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada's Gaspe Peninsula, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Bonaventure Island offers remarkable insights into northern gannets, thanks to an enormous and easily accessible colony of these majestic seabirds. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Faithful mates, hot tempers form primal life for gannets