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Reindeer population reached highest level

The number of reindeers in Adventdalen reached the highest level this year since the survey began in 1979. Reseachers of the Norwegian Polar Institute counted about 1200 animals including 300 calves. Thereby the number of reindeers increased about 250 exemplars in comparison to last year. On the one hand this could be explained due to warmer sommers that allow reindeers to accumulate a thick layer of fat, which is their energy source for the winter. On the other hand reindeer population varies from year to year. One year with a low count of animals is followed by a year with a high count due to largely food supply.

Reindeers on Spitsbergen

Reindeer population reached highest level

Source: Svalbardposten, Icepeople

Explosives have been found

North of Longyearbyen between Adventtoppen and Hiorthfjellet a guided group found explosives presumably of the World War II. For a long time the explosives had been covered with snow and stones. Now traffic prohibition is introduced on the mountain ridge between Adventtoppen and Hiorthfjellet until the Norwegian Defence has cleared the area.

Hiorthfjellet on the north side of Adventfjorden

Spitsbergen - Explosives have been found - Hiorthfjellet on the north side of Adventfjorden

Source: Svalbardposten, Sysselmann


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