By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities
The Cape Gannet is endemic to southern Africa. They are strictly marine birds with massive breeding colonies, although they have a small breeding range. This species, along with seven other seabird species, is endemic to the Benguela upwelling ecosystem off southwest Africa. They have six colonies in southern Africa with three occurring in Namibia and three in South Africa namely Bird island in Lambert’s Bay as well as Malgas in Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape, and Bird Island in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape.