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Gotland Pony
2014-04-14 07:45:27

The Gotland Pony breed is an ancient Swedish pony said to be descended from Tarpens but DNA indicates otherwise. The Gotland originated on the island of Gotland off the South-Eastern coast of Sweden following the last ice age. It is the only native breed to Sweden. Another name for this breed is the Gotland Russ which means a riding horse or charger. The Gotland originally were a  breed...

Alfvn Hannes
2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma...

Nordic Spitz
2008-05-27 22:50:09

The Nordic Spitz is a type of dog bred originally for work on farms and hunting. It originated in the 1600s in Sweden and was an excellent hunting companion. In the 1940s, the breed neared extinction, but was saved by a breeding program begun by Nordic Spitz enthusiasts. The breed eventually declined once again in popularity; today it is relatively rare, especially in its original purpose, as...

Drever
2008-05-22 18:12:33

The Drever, also known as the Swedish Dachsbracke, is a scent hound, bred to hunt hares, roe deer, and fox. It may be a combination of the Westphalian Dachsbracke and a beagle. The first Drever was registered in Sweden in 1913. The body of the Drever is similar to most hunting dogs in appearance, yet its legs are very short. The tallest Drever stands 15 inches high, much shorter than most...

Nine-spined Stickleback
2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Blue bream
2007-04-10 16:21:41

Abramis ballerus also known as Zope or Blue bream, feeds mostly on larger zooplankton. In Sweden it is seen in Lake Vänern, Hjälmaren Mälaren and adjoining waters, plus Helgeån waterbody. It can reach up to about 17.72 in (45 cm) in length, and 1.76 lb (0.8) kg. Photo by Jukka Halonen

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'