|Northern Gannets on Heligoland, a small German archipelago in the North Sea|
Gannets can dive from a height of 30 metres (98 ft), and hit the water with great speed. This can carry them to a depth of 11 metres (36 ft). The bird can then keep going deeper using its wings and feet. Some have been known to dive deeper than 22 metres (72 ft).
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