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Outcome of Sea Bird Rescue

Gannet Chick
Lonely and lost gannet chick

The Marine Response Unit called to let me know that the young gannet we found last Saturday, did not make it. He would have only been a couple of months old. He would have fallen off the colony’s nesting platform and ‘coco-nutted’ for some time (without food) before landing on the beach where we found him.

The Marine Response Unit (Zoos Victoria) always follow up on rescues as they really appreciate people reporting animals in distress, so that they can give them another chance.
They gave me their direct line (state-wide) – 0447 158 676 – for any future rescues. Please add if you think you may use it.

I’m sad he didn’t make it, but so inspired by the Marine Response Unit’s dedication and glad he didn’t have a painful end.

Gannet
Gannet chick waiting for rescue