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A Duck, A Mystery Lady and the Danish 10 Kroner

The Danish 10 Kroner (1978) is an interesting note in our opinion and we wanted to learn more about the mystery lady featured on the front.   100 more words

Banknote Collecting

Cold, cold bathing (duckling style)

The Labrador Current carries water from northern Greenland down the Canadian coast, then swirls its iciness into the Gulf of Maine. On the Maine shore, waiting for the splash, are common eider ducklings: 504 more words


An Eventful Week on Metinic

While the terns have been settled on their nests incubating eggs, we had an eventful week here on Metinic Island!  The excitement began on Tuesday when a multi-agency group of biologists interested in common eiders came out to take blood samples from the hens for their ongoing genetic population analysis.  424 more words

Pop up ducks

Discovered: the most buoyant substance on earth… eider ducklings!

These tiny little fluff balls tackle the waves and waters of the alongshore North Atlantic with aplomb! 55 more words