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2014-09-10 08:28:30

Rudolph Flies Into Homes on Nov. 4 With Newly Produced Bonus Features Including Sing-Alongs, Learn-to-Draw Segments and Amazing FactsThat Illuminate the Original Christmas Classic Like Never Before GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One foggy Christmas in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer flew straight into the hearts of millions of Americans for whom watching RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER became an indispensable part of the holiday season....

Arctic Mammals Can Metabolize Some Pesticides: Study
2014-08-08 03:33:01

University of Guelph Fortunately, you are not always what you eat – at least in Canada’s Arctic. New research from the University of Guelph reveals that arctic mammals such as caribou can metabolize some current-use pesticides (CUPs) ingested in vegetation. This limits exposures in animals that consume the caribou – including humans. “This is good news for the wildlife and people of the Arctic who survive by hunting caribou and other animals,” said Adam Morris, a PhD...

Ancient Hunting, Herding Structures Found In Lake Huron's Depths
2014-04-29 11:39:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient peoples of North America relied on caribou hunts for food and a new study from a team of Michigan researchers has revealed the discovery of 9,000-year-old hunting infrastructure at the bottom of Lake Huron. The study authors said the newly-discovered hunting blinds and herding structures provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal habits of ancient North Americans living around the Great Lakes. "This site and...

Reindeer Counteract Effects Of Climate Warming
2014-02-18 16:09:12

Umeå University One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. The public defense will take place at Umeå University, 21st of February. Elina Kaarljeärvi concludes that climate warming does not always automatically lead to increased plant biomass, invasions of new species and shrubification in tundra,...

2014-02-11 23:31:25

Mobile Engagement Platform Enables “Caribou Perks” Customer Loyalty Program to Harness the Power of Text and Increase Customer Engagement Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 3Seventy, a leading global provider of mobile engagement solutions, today announced a new contract with Caribou Coffee to serve as Caribou’s mobile messaging partner. As part of the terms, 3Seventy partnered with Caribou to launch a customer loyalty program, Caribou Perks. Since the program’s launch on...

Climate Change A Real Threat To Reindeer And Caribou
2013-12-16 04:37:18

[ Watch the Video: Are Caribou Safe From Climate Change? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Climate Change say that climate change is endangering global reindeer and caribou habitats. The new study suggests there are a lot of similarities between reindeer, which thrive in Northern Europe and Asia, and caribou, which live in North America. Not only does this new research show similarities between these two animals that were...

reindeer eyes change color seasonally
2013-10-30 12:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While strolling through the woods late at night, you may be lucky - or unlucky - enough to see a pair of glowing eyes floating in the darkness and staring back at you. Wild animals’ glowing eyes aren’t just a great way to scare human campers or hikers, they are a byproduct of their boosted night vision, which is the result of a layer of tissue in the eye called the tapetum lucidum (TL), which sits behind the retina and reflects...

Climate Change May Be Indirectly Threatening Caribou In The Arctic
2013-10-01 14:04:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates that caribou may be indirectly affected by climate change due to sea-ice loss in the Arctic. Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications, say that melting sea ice is leading to fewer caribou calf births and higher calf mortality in Greenland. The team was able to link the melting Arctic sea ice with changes in the timing of plant growth on land, which in turn led to lower production of...


Latest Reindeer Reference Libraries

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2007-12-21 13:36:58

The Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon), is an endangered subspecies of the Gray Wolf and is native to North America. "Timber Wolf" was once referred to any North American wolf that lived within forested areas, but this designation has been more recently reserved for this particular subspecies of gray wolf. The Eastern Timber Wolf is one of the larger subspecies of gray wolves, especially in length, which generally varies from 58.5 to 70 inches, including the tail. Larger individuals...

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2006-11-19 21:45:42

Habitat The reindeer is distributed throughout a number of northern locales. Reindeer are found throughout Scandinavia (including Iceland); in Finland; at Spits Bergen; in Russian Europe including Northern Russia and Novaya Zemlya; in Russian Asia, to the Pacific Ocean; in North America on Greenland, Canada and Alaska. In 1952 reindeer were re-introduced to Scotland, as the natural stock had become extinct in the 10th century. Domesticated reindeer are mostly found in Northern...

Reindeer Moss, Cladonia rangiferina
2005-06-02 10:18:18

Reindeer moss is a moss belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. It grows in both temperate and cold climate areas. It has had great economical importance, since it is the main fodder for reindeers. It can also be used in the making of aquavit and is sometimes used as decoration in glass windows. Reindeer moss is actually another name for reindeer lichen. This lichen is found in the Alpine tundra and can survive in the cold. Image Caption: Reindeer Moss photographed in White Oak Mountain,...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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