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9 July 2015 15:00
Today is a warm day 13 degrees Celsius. Margje is going to Storholmen to collect down of nests and I join here as a polar bear guard.
After all the stories and pictures of bears in the fjord, we better be safe.|
The last nests are hatching and at some old nests, the fleas jump in her bag.
|After Storholmen, the sea is so calm, that we decide for a little trip to the closest glacier front.|
|Finally we go to Prins Heinrich for the last nest check.
All geese have hatched, but the tern colony with more than 45 nests has disappeared. Eaten by glaucous gulls.|
On the island, I placed a small exclosure in 1996, which shows how different the vegetation would look without herbivores. The exclosure is full with Cerastium arcticum and Saxifraga cernua. The geese love these plants.
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