Bass Rock Gannet Count
25 Oct, 2023
Researchers have found that the Bass Rock gannet colony, the largest Northern gannet colony on the Earth, has reduced by 25-30% since the last major count in 2014. The latest findings were a result of a partnership between the Scottish Seabird Centre, The University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences, and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The group collected imagery from a state-of-the-art drone, implemented automated counts and combined this data with traditional seabird counting methods to help them understand the impact Avian Flu had on the island’s gannet population.