25 June 2016 | Category: Svalbard

Lab work in Ny-Ålesund

By Online team WUR

– By: Isolde Puts –


The midnight sun over the harbour at 2 AM. (© Isolde Puts)

Lab with a view

Making long nights in the lab under the nordic midnight sun is not as hard as it sounds. While monitoring our test every half hour throughout the night, we have a view over the harbour area and Kongsfjorden. A group of beluga whales visit the harbour, fluffy one-day old eider chicks with their mums pass by the harbour, and a pair of Arctic terns tries to make new eggs in front of our lab balcony once more after the Arctix fox ate their eggs. They are heavily ringed by the many bird-scientists in Ny-Ålesund.

Film: Beluga Whales in the harbour (© Tinka Murk)

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Our lab with a view. (© Isolde Puts)


Watching beluga whales in the harbour from the balcony of the Marine Laboratory. (© Martine van den Heuvel-Greve – picture taken by Maarten Loonen)


Arctic terns in front of the laboratory. (© Martine van den Heuvel-Greve)


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