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Autumn Population Of Barnacle Geese Tripled In The Eastern Gulf Of Finland
2013-10-08 10:19:58

AlphaGalileo Foundation The barnacle goose population in Finland increased by eight per cent year-on-year. The highest growth was observed in the eastern Gulf of Finland, whereas population growth seems to have stopped in the Helsinki and Turku regions. In an autumn counting of barnacle geese organized by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the University of Helsinki and BirdLife Finland, a total of 21,700 geese were counted. Birdwatchers performed a counting of barnacle geese...

2011-01-04 13:41:39

Because of the cold periods at the start and end of the year, 2010 was slightly cooler than normally. The year is remembered for extreme weather events, for the cold winter and for new temperature records and storms in summer. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute's statistics, the mean annual temperature for the whole of Finland in 2010 was 1.3° C, which is 0.6 degrees below the long-term average. The last equally cold year took place in 1987, when the annual mean temperature...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'