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Norway: Tromsø says goodbye to the seal hunt, a long-lasting local tradition

When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close.

At the port, a crowd waited for Kvernmo and his crew. They wanted to snatch up a piece of Tromsø’s last seal catch.

“When we arrived in Tromsø, people attacked us… people wanted to buy the seal meat, pick and take at any price,” Kvernmo said. “We didn’t have enough meat.”

Kvernmo’s ship was the only seal-hunting vessel to sail out of Tromsø this year.  Since Norway’s parliament axed a 12 million kroner (€1,42 million) subsidy to the seal hunt from the 2015 budget last December, the few remaining seal hunters in northern Norway had called it quits. But Kvernmo decided to go on one final hunt ...

Subsidies have kept the seal industry alive, making up about 80 per cent of the revenue for seal hunters. Now, that revenue is gone, and the industry is no longer viable.

Full story at http://barentsobserver.com/en/culture/2015/05/tromso-says-goodbye-seal-hunt-long-lasting-local-tradition-27-05

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Image: Harp seal mother and pup, by Aqqa Rosing-Asvid
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Anatase | #Geology #GeologyPage

Locality: Turbe Alp,Switzerland
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May's Milky Way over Durdle Door, UK 
Stephen: "This image was a bit of a rush, as there was a bank of cloud rushing over (which you can see at the top right), and twilight was fast approaching (3am). The foreground was an 8-minute exposure at ISO 800, and the sky is made up of 16 stacked 30s exposures at ISO 3,200."

Credit: Stephen Banks
Date: May 21, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Stars #UK #DurdleDoor #Dorset #Science #Astrophotography #Art
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Great picture, love Durdle Door - and the Milky Way is pretty awesome too!
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Good article on Slate from Eric Holthaus.
Earlier this winter, Monica Zappa packed up her crew of Alaskan sled dogs and headed south, in search of snow. “We haven’t been able to train where we live for two months,” she told me. Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, which Zappa calls home, has been practically tropical this winter. Rick Thoman,...
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Teampall Bheanáin is an Early Christian oratory on Inis Mór, Galway which is unusually orientated on a N-S axis. It's tiny at only 3.22m in length and 2.13m in width and has a narrow trabeate doorway in the northern gable and a round-headed window in in the Eastern wall. Stunning views of Clare and Galway from this gorgeous site! #photosofireland   #galway   #archaeology  
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Leucophoenicite | #Geology #GeologyPage

Chemical Formula: Mn7(SiO4)3(OH)2
Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey.
Name Origin: From the Greek leukos, "pale" and foinis, "red purple", in allusion to its color

Leucophoenicite is a mineral with formula Mn7(SiO4)3(OH)2. Generally brown to red or pink in color, the mineral gets its name from the Greek words meaning "pale purple-red". Leucophoenicite was discovered in the U.S. State of New Jersey and identified as a new mineral in 1899.

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Leucophoenicite (pink) on zincite Origin: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, U.S.A. Owner: Lou Perloff Microscopic image Chemical Formula: Mn7(SiO4)3(OH)2 Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey. Name Origin: From the Greek...
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Today in 1999: Space Shuttle Discovery launched on mission STS-96. Two days later, Discovery became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station.

Learn about Discovery’s other notable accomplishments and see Discovery at our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA: 
http://bit.ly/1h6W4pU

Image Credit: NASA

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#OnThisDay in 1885 Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo:

“I don’t know whether we’ll earn money, but if it’s just enough to work a tremendous amount then I’m content; doing what one wants is what matters.”

Full letter: http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters/let505/letter.html

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A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old.

It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as several other early human species, suggesting our family tree is more complicated than was thought.

"This new species has very robust jaws. In addition, we see this new species had smaller teeth. The canine is really small - smaller than all known hominins we have documented in the past."

The age of the remains means that this was potentially one of four different species of early humans that were all alive at the same time.
The most famous of these is Australopithecus afarensis - known as Lucy - who lived between 2.9-3.8m years ago, and was initially thought to be our direct ancestor.

However the discovery of another species called Kenyanthropus platyops in Kenya in 2001, and of Australopithecus bahrelghazali in Chad, and now Australopithecus deyiremedaI, suggests that there were several species co-existing.
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
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Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Image Credit & Copyright: Petri Kehusmaa, Harlingten Atacama Observatory
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150528.html

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait. In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Its own dusty disk, young blue star clusters, and pink star forming regions standout in the sharp, colorful telescopic image. About 13 million light-years distant toward the expansive southern constellation Centaurus, NGC 4945 is only about six times farther away than Andromeda, the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. Though the galaxy's central region is largely hidden from view for optical telescopes, X-ray and infrared observations indicate significant high energy emission and star formation in the core of NGC 4945. Its obscured but active nucleus qualifies the gorgeous island universe as a Seyfert galaxy and home to a central supermassive black hole.
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Da Est ad Ovest un tour planetario lungo l'eclittica. In queste sere potrete osservare con facilità ben 3 pianeti (Saturno, Giove e Venere) e la bella Luna. L'alta pressione dovrebbe aver portato bel tempo in quasi tutta la penisola, riuscirete ad osservarli?
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Erythrite | #Geology #GeologyPage

Aghbar Mine, Morocco
Size:4.2x4.0x2.5cm
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