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Where Whales Come From

Whales. They are the largest and loudest, swim the fastest, have the biggest brains and live the deepest of all animals known to us humans. Today, we know countless interesting facts about whales. Whales at stage one Whales’ ancestors evolved from mammals which returned to the sea, 55 million years ago. Many whale species still …

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Water in Icelandic Nature – New Exhibition in Perlan

Icelanders will celebrate 100 years of sovereignty on December 1st, 2018. Perlan is happy to announce that this special occasion will also be the opening day of a new exhibition at Perlan; Water in Icelandic nature. Perlan & the Icelandic Museum of Natural History Perlan works closely with the Icelandic Museum of Natural History, founded …

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Snæfellsjökull: A picture-perfect volcano seen from Reykjavík

Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of about 30 active volcanic areas in Iceland. Unlike most of our volcanoes, it resembles a typical volcano you might see in cartoons; a gently sloping cone with a shallow crater on top. With a life expectancy of a million years, Snæfellsjökull will almost certainly erupt again. Can we predict eruptions? …

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