21 May 2010

Life on Rockall...

[caption id=“attachment_43” align=“alignnone” width=“300” caption=“Northern Gannet photographed by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.”][/caption]

From Wikipedia: The island’s only permanent inhabitant macroorganisms are common periwinkles and other marine molluscs. Small numbers of seabirds, mainly fulmarsnorthern gannetsblack-legged kittiwakes, and common guillemots, use the rock for resting in summer, and gannets and guillemots occasionally breed successfully if the summer is calm with no storm waves washing over the rock. In total there have been just over 20 species of seabird and 6 other animal species observed (including the aforementioned molluscs) on or near the islet.