Iceland’s Natural History Is Melting

vatnajokull_ps“The entire history of Iceland, almost from the settlement, is stored in the country’s glaciers,” said Oddur Sigurdsson, a glaciologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. He is concerned that this history will be lost with the continued melting of glaciers.

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Blue Whale Spotted Near Húsavík

bluewhale01-norths_hhWhale watchers in Húsavík, north Iceland, were in for a treat last night when they spotted a blue whale, the earth’s largest animal and an endangered species, playing in the ocean on a tour with North Sailing’s oak boat Náttfari and schooner Hildur on Skjálfandi bay.

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Locals Fight Closure of Dyrhólaey Bird Reserve

dyrholaey_goSome inhabitants of the district Mýrdalshreppur in south Iceland are dissatisfied with the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to close part of the bird reserve on Dyrhólaey promontory during nesting season, as has been done in the past years, as it interferes with the tourist season.

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