Sneak Peek: A Colorful English Home. "The wood-burner is a Stovax Riva 66 Cassette Wood burner and has proved to be a great investment as it keeps the house lovely and cozy during the winter months." #sneakpeek

Sneak Peek: A Colorful English Home. "The wood-burner is a Stovax Riva 66 Cassette Wood burner and has proved to be a great investment as it keeps the house lovely and cozy during the winter months." #sneakpeek

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EXTINCT:Great Auk  Pinguinus impennis A flightless, penguin-like bird that was clumsy on land but swift in water. It lived in vast colonies on the Atlantic shores and islands of the US and Canada, Scandinavia and even Britain.  What happened? It was ruthlessly hunted by sailors and colonists for its down, eggs and flesh. Despite formal protection by the British in 1755, only a few were left at the start of the 19th century. By then, they were in great demand by collectors and institution...

EXTINCT:Great Auk Pinguinus impennis A flightless, penguin-like bird that was clumsy on land but swift in water. It lived in vast colonies on the Atlantic shores and islands of the US and Canada, Scandinavia and even Britain. What happened? It was ruthlessly hunted by sailors and colonists for its down, eggs and flesh. Despite formal protection by the British in 1755, only a few were left at the start of the 19th century. By then, they were in great demand by collectors and institution...

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The Irish name for the great auk is 'falcóg mhór'. The Basque name is arponaz, meaning "spearbill". Its early French name was apponatz. The Norse called the great auk geirfugl, which led to an alternative English common name for the bird, "garefowl"/ "gairfowl". The Inuit name for the great auk was isarukitsok. The word "penguin" first appears in the 16th century as a synonym for "great auk." It may be derived from the Welsh pen gwyn "white head", although the etymology is debated.

The Irish name for the great auk is 'falcóg mhór'. The Basque name is arponaz, meaning "spearbill". Its early French name was apponatz. The Norse called the great auk geirfugl, which led to an alternative English common name for the bird, "garefowl"/ "gairfowl". The Inuit name for the great auk was isarukitsok. The word "penguin" first appears in the 16th century as a synonym for "great auk." It may be derived from the Welsh pen gwyn "white head", although the etymology is debated.

Holocene Extinction Month #08 – Great Auk  The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) was an 85 cm tall (33.5in) flightless alcid seabird. Although very penguin-like in form, this is purely due to convergent evolution – its closest living relative is the flighted razorbill. Originally found in cold coastal waters around the North Atlantic, it only ventured onto land to breed once a year.  It was hunted by humans for its feathers, eggs, meat, fat, and oil, and nearly all of the nesting colonies on…

Holocene Extinction Month #08 – Great Auk The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) was an 85 cm tall (33.5in) flightless alcid seabird. Although very penguin-like in form, this is purely due to convergent evolution – its closest living relative is the flighted razorbill. Originally found in cold coastal waters around the North Atlantic, it only ventured onto land to breed once a year. It was hunted by humans for its feathers, eggs, meat, fat, and oil, and nearly all of the nesting colonies on…

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London's Camden Town Five Ways Junction, 1920s.where my great grandfather had his tailoring business. marilynmoore.com #marilynmoore#cashmere ....we have come a long way!!

London's Camden Town Five Ways Junction, 1920s.where my great grandfather had his tailoring business. marilynmoore.com #marilynmoore#cashmere ....we have come a long way!!

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great auk | great auk in water great auk flying great auk egg

great auk | great auk in water great auk flying great auk egg

Two summer Great Auks, one swimming and facing right while another stands upon a rock looking left, are surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs.

Two summer Great Auks, one swimming and facing right while another stands upon a rock looking left, are surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs.

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