Morus bassanus or Sula bassana is named in English “Northern Gannet”, in French “Fou de Bassan”, in Spanish “Alcatraz”, in German “Basstölpel”, in Dutch “Jan van Gent”’, in swedish “Havssula” and in Italian “Sula”.
It the largest seabird in the Northern hemisphere as it can be 1 meter high and have a wing span of 182 cm. It is twice larger than the Herring Gull. It feeds on shrimps and small fishes. It dives, sometimes from 15 or 20 meters high.