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Polar night comes to Norilsk

Polar night comes to Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Today, at the latitude of Norilsk, the polar night has come, which will last until January 13, according to the generally accepted diagram drawn up by Nikolay Urvantsev. The last daylight hours in Norilsk this year were observed on November 29 - its duration ...

Mobile environmental laboratory to monitor air quality in Norilsk

Mobile environmental laboratory to monitor air quality in Norilsk

B#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. y the end of the year, a new mobile environmental laboratory will be delivered to Norilsk. The special car was manufactured in the Saratov region. The car has already arrived at the Arhangelsk seaport. From there, the complex will be delivered by sea to Dudinka, ...

Lonely swan disappeared

Lonely swan disappeared

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The swan on Dolgoye lake, whose fate was watched not only by the Norilsk people for several weeks, but also by the entire region inhabitants, has not appeared for several days. The townspeople hope that the bird gained strength and flew away for the winter. ...

Rescuers fail to catch swan on Dolgoye lake

Rescuers fail to catch swan on Dolgoye lake

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk people have been following the fate of a lonely swan on Dolgoye lake for several weeks. Its flock flew to warm lands long ago, but this one remained. Rescuers have repeatedly tried to catch the bird with nets and with the help of ...

Scientists isolated unique bacteria from reindeer stomach

Scientists isolated unique bacteria from reindeer stomach

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Russian scientists have isolated microorganisms from the proventriculus of a reindeer that significantly increase the efficiency of digestion of plant food. In the future, on the basis of these bacteria, feed additives can be created that will improve the ability of the main farm animals ...

Dudinka photographer captured light forest

Dudinka photographer captured light forest

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A photographer from Dudinka, Denis Gaskov, shot, very spectacular but not frequent natural phenomenon - light columns. In the pictures, they look like special effects from a fantastic thriller. Such an optical effect - a light forest - can be observed only at temperatures of ...

Polar owl visited Kayerkan resident

Polar owl visited Kayerkan resident

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Anna Govorova, a resident of the Kayerkan district, noticed an unusual guest on her balcony - an owl. The flying predator with large eyes and sharp claws amazed the girl so much that she was closely watching it for about two hours. “Here's a miracle ...

Siberians created dietary supplement to prevent COVID-19

Siberians created dietary supplement to prevent COVID-19

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Yakut scientists launch the production of bioadditive from reindeer lichen and birch bark. It was created for the prevention of coronavirus infection, as well as for recovery after it. Boris Kershengolts, vice-president of the SB RAS Yakutia Academy of Sciences told TASS that the Betukladin ...

Reindeer’s superpower is ability to see UV light

Reindeer’s superpower is ability to see UV light

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Arctic Development Project Office (PORA) spoke about the unique feature of reindeer: they are the only mammals that can see ultraviolet radiation, and this does not damage the retina. This is important in the Arctic, where snow can reflect more than 90 percent ...