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Gannet Islands
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A razorbill on Gannet Island
Gannet Islands is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Gannet Islands
Gannet Islands
Location in Newfoundland and Labrador
Location Labrador Sea
Coordinates 53°56′02″N 56°30′18″W / 53.934°N 56.505°W / 53.934; -56.505
Total islands 7
Major islands 2
Area 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Highest elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Population 0

The Gannet Islands Ecological Reserve is a remote wildlife refuge in the Labrador Sea.

The Gannet Islands are a group of islands approximately 40 km northeast of Cartwright. The islands are named after the British survey ship HMS Gannet.

The reserve is home to the largest razorbill colony in North America and the third largest breeding colony of Atlantic puffins.

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