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penthouse nesting

16 July 2014 16:00

Arctic foxes have eaten many eggs of the arctic terns, but some have escaped predation. Two pairs are breeding on the roof of the largest building in Ny-Ålesund: Renseverket. Janwillem has been catching the adults and Maarten runs up the stairs when Janwillem reports a successful catch via the radio. Working on the high roof is one thing, but being under attack of the arctic terns is certainly a frightening experience.

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