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Quick drone trip around the Lofoten Islands

A Bureau of Land Management worker posted this video on their facebook page saying that they “captured this strange ‘thing’ swimming in the Chena River in Fairbanks”. The ‘creature’ in this video was soon named the Alaska Ice Monster and spread like wildfire. Theories started flying about what this was. An Alaskan Nessie? Some kind of arctic crocodile? A giant fish? 

It boils down to something much simpler: frazil ice stuck to a rope that is attached to a nearby pier. Frazil ice is soft ice that cannot completely freeze due to turbulent water. While the ‘creature’ seems to be moving in the water, a rope is merely swaying in the current.

Russenorsk (eller “Moja på tvoja”) is an extinct dual-source pidgin language formerly used in the Arctic, which combined elements of Russian and Norwegian, and which was created by Russian traders and Norwegian fishermen from northern Norway and the Russian Kola peninsula. It was used extensively in Northern Norway for about 150 years in the Pomor trade. Russenorsk is important as a test case for theories concerning pidgin languages since it was used far away from most of the other documented pidgins of the world.

Russenorsk had a rudimentary grammar and a restricted vocabulary, mostly composed of words essential to Arctic fishing and trade and did not particularly deal with unrelated issues.

Corpora of Russenorsk consist of lists of individual words and phrases as well as records of dialogues compiled by linguists such as Just Knut Qvigstad. The corpora include c. 400 words, of which about half are hapax legomena.

The origin of its vocabulary is generally held to be approximately 40% Russian and 50% Norwegian, with the remaining 10% from Dutch, Low German, French, English, Sami, and Swedish.

Kak sprek? Moje niet forsto. - What are you talking about? I don’t understand.

Eta grot dyr. Værsegod, på minder prodaj! - It is very expensive. Please lower the price!

Kak pris? Mangeli kosta? - What is the price? How much?

Davai paa moia malenka tabaska presentom. - Give me some free cigarettes.

Moja tvoja på vater kasstom. - I will throw you into the water.

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What an experience. Fly fishing in remote Greenland. Original caption:

Full version film from our adventure in Greenland this summer. We had spent one week in the remote “Camp North” witch was located right on the river bank close to the fjord with beautiful surroundings what gave us the real taste of Greenlandic outdoor life. It was an opening week of the season so loads of fresh sea run arctic chars were entering the river every day in massive numbers and sharing the entire river just with few other anglers led us to some insane fly fishing action. EAT, SLEEP, FISH were our main rules for real this time!

Ghost (I Don't Hear The Voices Anymore) [First Draft Home Demo]
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Ghost (I Don't Hear The Voices Anymore) [First Draft Home Demo]

she said,
“I don’t hear the voices anymore,
And I know just what it takes to make you sad.
If you knew me,
You’d know I don’t see the faces anymore
And I know just what it takes to make you mad.
If you loved me,
You wouldn’t leave.”

Ghost (I don’t hear the voices anymore) by @supermoviesband

Salmon is the New Tuna

 Baked salmon is pretty effortless, but depending on the time of year, salmon can be pretty expensive at your local fish market, for a lot of reasons.

 We opt for arctic char, when we want a pink, thick fillet of fish. The cost per pound is often about a $10 margin.

 And your dinner guests will never know the difference. Unless they are sea creatures themselves.

 This recipe is great for a weeknight dinner. Save your leftovers, add a touch of mayo and a healthy dousing of fresh lemon juice and herbs, and you’ve got one mean salmon salad to spread on a bagel, toast or dollop on top of market greens for one fancy-ass salad.

Ingredients:

-2 lbs fresh arctic char fillet

-4 tbsp country dijon mustard

-2 tbsp apricot preserves

-s&p to taste

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Rinse arctic char under cold water to remove any fishy slime (this is natural, just chill out).

3. Line a baking sheet with paper towels to soak up excess grease/water. Blot fish dry gently.

4. Season lightly with salt and pepper. This is a seawater fish, homie. Remove paper towels from baking sheet.

5. In a small mixing bowl, combine mustard and preserves and spoon over the arctic char.

6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.

anonymous asked:

Here's a good fluffy Stan prompt: Stan lives the rest of his life happy and enjoying his new life on his ship with Ford, who is also very very happy. They both thrive and enjoy life to the fullest after living most of their lives miserable. They go on cool ass adventures and have a great time because they deserve it. -The flower anon

Ford teases Stanley every couple of days about the length of his hair. Stan always shrugs it off or makes a joke. He loves that for the first time in his life, he doesn’t have to care about looking respectable, he can just let his hair grow as long as he wants, and worry about shaving it when it gets annoying to him, not anyone else. He’s got an impressive beard before the Santa Clause (No, Stanta Clause, Ford) jokes come out, and he decides to finally get a haircut.

Ford prefers keeping to a better personal grooming schedule, shaving regularly, because it is a luxury he did not have in the last thirty years either. Stan returns the teasing he receives and tells Ford he needs to stop shaving if they ever want to look like twins. Ford allows his head hair to grow longer than his chin hair, and it poofs out more than ever, despite the salty sea air. Stan jokingly laments about how they missed out on going for matching afros in the 70s. Ford says there’s no way they could have pulled it off. Stan maintains they could for a couple of weeks before dropping it.

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One day when they’re out to sea, when they’ve come down further south to the more mild temperatures rather than the arctic, Stan proposes a fishing contest. Both brothers out on the deck, no fancy gadgets, just anchored down and fishing, like they used to as kids. 

Unlike the “true fishing fashion”, though, the brothers joke and talk and their booming laughter scares away more than a few potential bites. But the restful day was worth it more than the fish they caught. (They each ended up with about seven or eight fish apiece, and they would’ve caught more, except one of the later catches reeled in a deeper sea beast anomaly, and they got distracted into fighting it rather than trying to haul it on board. They lost track of whose fish was whose and just called it a tie).

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They run into ghost pirates. Stan talks their way out of being thrown into the brig or off the sides, and the brothers end up having to fight their way off the ship in the end. But in the meantime, they found their way to a bunch of treasure and tricked the pirates into sinking their own ship before making it back to the Stanowar, richer and with a healthier respect for both ghosts and pirates.

Stan admits it wasn’t the first set of ghost pirates he’d dealt with. Ford was shocked, and demanded the full story immediately. Apparently some story about a similar anomaly appearing in Gravity Falls some years ago? He resolved to do more research in the summer once they return from their first year at sea to see Dipper and Mabel again.

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Stan gets regular emails from Soos, telling him about his life and running the Mystery Shack, new exhibits he thought up, how he and Melody are doing, all that jazz. He loves pouring over everything Soos tells him, even if his responses seem short in comparison. One day Ford catches him pouring over the laptop and wiping a stray tear of pride over what Soos had written. He smiles softly at his brother and resolves to send his own email to the young man and make sure he knows how much Stan cares for him. 

(Soos practically faints at getting an email from both of the Mr. Pineses in one week. Especially when one is re-affirming what his Mr. Pines thinks of him. Stan is a bit surprised to get a gushier email than usual from Soos the next week in response, but Ford never says a word, and he lets down his guard and responds in kind to Soos next time. Doesn’t make it a particular habit to gush on the young man, of course. But just a bit more didn’t hurt anything, Stan thought. Ford got an email from Soos thanking him a bunch and Ford just smiled, glad to help both Stan and his son-ployee like this).

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Stan takes up sculpting in his spare time. Just small stuff, with clay he bought (and also clay tools Mabel sent him as a gift because CRAFTS and GRUNKLE STAN YOU LIKE CRAFTS TOO??) so he starts trying his best with what he’s got. He’d always loved claymation, and despite the wacky experience with it that summer, he still enjoyed trying to create it. 

He practices little figurines and then smashes them again. Over and over, trying to get them just right. Once he is satisfied with it, he starts making little shapes and leaving them around the boat for Stanford. Ford is impressed with Stan’s artistic skill (that he honestly didn’t really realize Stan had. Though later he realized he should have guessed at it–Stan did create many Mystery Shack exhibits that were wildly unrealistic but very interesting, at least.) 

Ford finds Stan and tells him everything he loves about the figures. Stan gets all gruff and tries pinning his talent as beginner’s luck, but Ford persists in complimenting Stan, really letting his brother know that he’s done a fantastic job, and it lifts Stan’s spirits straight up to the sky. He is encouraged to keep making more. When they spend time off the boat he goes for a bit larger designs, eventually making things for Dipper and Mabel as well. And Soos and Wendy, later. Everyone gets a figurine by Stan, once he realizes he doesn’t just like it, but they look good too.

He loves his new hobby and while he doesn’t have time every day, it’s always a fall back for him in free time and it’s phenomenal. He and Ford don’t have to spend every living minute together, and it’s nice to find something that still makes Stan feel like a distinct entity from his brother, while still doing things and living together.

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Wow, you’re right Flower Anon. I just had to get my mind into the happy time of Stan’s life. Thanks for the fluff suggestion!!

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Talk About An Ancient Mariner! Greenland Shark Is At Least 272 Years Old
This Arctic species can live longer than any other known animal advanced enough to have a backbone, scientists say — maybe more than 500 years. Their muscles might hold clues that could help humans.

The Bowhead whale has a new contender for the oldest vertebrate! Thank goodness it also lives in the Arctic…

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Arctic Food Network

Regional Food-gathering Cabins
Baffin Island region, Nunavut, Canada /// 2011-12

By architects Lola Shepard and Mason White at Lateral Office, Canada.

“Some of the greatest challenges facing northern communities are physical isolation, economic marginalization, youth disenfranchisement, and loss of traditional knowledge. The younger generations of Inuit find themselves caught between traditional and contemporary cultures.The traditional Inuit diet, which is centered on hunting and fishing, has been slowly compromised by an influx of southern manufactured food products, leading to increased obesity and diabetes levels.

The Arctic Food Network (AFN) addresses an urgent need for a snowmobile accessed regional network of arctic farms, freezers, and camp hubs. The AFN encircles the large body of the Foxe Basin in Nunavut, Canada, home to a richly diverse wildlife, along the coast of Baffin Island and some 30,000 Nunavummiut.

Ultimately, AFN seeks to enhance the production and exchange of local food, to create small-scale local economies.

Food highways and hubs provide social infrastructure – adapted to the unique geography and culture of the Arctic.”