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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #900 on: October 12, 2017, 09:51:50 am »
How time flies. Let's also remember those who are no longer with us or have had to leave us through ill-health and toast their memory.

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« Reply #901 on: October 12, 2017, 03:32:52 pm »
Amen to that!

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« Reply #902 on: October 12, 2017, 06:39:40 pm »
This day in history.

Monday, August 10, 1931. U.S.C.G.S. Northland. Anchored off Wainwright, Alaska: 70 40N, 160 10W
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anchored as before. 7:05 Sea plane with C. A. Lidbergh passed over, heading southeastward.

I think I've heard of that guy.  ;D

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« Reply #903 on: October 12, 2017, 07:36:19 pm »
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Lindbergh and Pan American World Airways head Juan Trippe were interested in developing a great circle air route across Alaska and Siberia to China and Japan. In the summer of 1931, with Trippe's support, Lindbergh and his wife flew from Long Island to Nome, Alaska and from there to Siberia, Japan and China. The route was not available for commercial service until after World War II, as prewar aircraft lacked the range to fly Alaska to Japan nonstop, and the United States had not officially recognized the Soviet government.

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« Reply #904 on: October 12, 2017, 07:48:56 pm »
 8) 8) 8)

Although I note that the Northland made no mention of Mrs. Lindbergh.  ;)

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #905 on: October 13, 2017, 12:41:15 am »
How time flies. Let's also remember those who are no longer with us or have had to leave us through ill-health and toast their memory.

I'll say 'Amen to that' too!  I didn't join at the start and that's still a sad thing for me - it would be great to have been here at the very beginning. One thing is for sure, I love it here and couldn't imagine life without OW.  :-* ;D :-*

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« Reply #906 on: October 13, 2017, 02:00:30 am »
A lost Russian airplane to keep an eye out for: N-209 (around August 11-14, 1937)
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/russians-search-lost-30s-era-soviet-bomber-alaska/2013/09/30/


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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #907 on: October 13, 2017, 02:27:50 am »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Notes
Oliktok Point70.51028-149.86000

Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Notes
Colville River70.44611-150.35778


http://www.geonames.org/5880445/beechey-point.html
http://www.geonames.org/5874243/simpson-lagoon.html
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 02:42:54 am by Randi »

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #908 on: October 13, 2017, 12:46:55 pm »
Does the bad news from the polar regions never cease? This time it's penguins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41608722

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #909 on: October 13, 2017, 02:19:11 pm »

For Joan...

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« Reply #910 on: October 13, 2017, 02:24:47 pm »
The story does include a link to a 2016 article: Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research, so maybe you will have a few new volunteers ;)

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #911 on: October 13, 2017, 06:12:01 pm »
And, from the other end of the world, you can listen to this.  I'm not sure if there is a requirement to live in North America.

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« Reply #912 on: October 13, 2017, 07:15:19 pm »
Does the bad news from the polar regions never cease? This time it's penguins.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41608722

PLEASE PLEASE EVERYONE - DO NOT BUY FARMED PINK FISH - the pink comes from krill feed. Every time those fish are fed a penguin chick starves to death. In the end the food becomes so scarce that the adult penguin is too thin to withstand moulting and it too starves to death.


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Thank you Randi - that should just about do the trick. Though I should be able to fill a bucket with tears too.

The story does include a link to a 2016 article: Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research, so maybe you will have a few new volunteers ;)
Well that's the terrible, terrible thing - we've had no pictures for over 5 months now due to a technical hitch. I've got long time volunteers begging to get counting again. We'd seen an apparently sharp decline in the success rates on Goudier Island for our batch of Gentoos at 'Egg Rock' (at the end opposite the Penguin Post Office at Port Lockroy). There may be some other cause, but it's deeply depressing to watch. Adelies are much less flexible about nesting areas compared to Gentoos and so Adelies are vulnerable to relatively small changes.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Somewhere along the line we need to stop the climb of our own numbers don't we?  :-\ :-[ :-\

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« Reply #913 on: October 18, 2017, 02:28:28 pm »
Here is something ... interesting:
https://www.antipodesmap.com/

Tunneling straight through the centre of the Earth would bring me out (a bit scorched I imagine) in the sea, about 500 km SE of New Zealand.
Wow. ??? :)

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #914 on: October 18, 2017, 05:14:08 pm »
About 1500 km SE of New Zealand - I'm alone and the water is so cold!