Monthly Archives: May 2006

FinnTurf makes us happier than ever

As you might know, FinnTurf makes us happy. But now it makes us even happier than ever before. We love FinnTurf. We’ve already paved one island with it. Soon there will be one, two, three more. And then we’re going … Continue reading

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Haubentaucher

The “Haubentaucher” (Podiceps cristatus, engl. Great Crested Grebe, picture from Wikipedia) is a very sympathetic bird, although its mating behaviour might be irritating. I know what I’m speaking of, there used to be one of these birds in front of … Continue reading

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All the rage!

The new Tvärminne T-Shirt collection is here! Have a look at these exclusive 100% cotton heavyweight pieces of art. Make sure not to buy cheap knock-offs and look for the authentic Tvärminnen eläintieteellinen asema logo including the stylised Saduria. The … Continue reading

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Intelligent design?

When sitting in a white dark room and doing electrophoresis, one has enough free capacities to think. To think about the real fascinating phenomena in this world. For example about Daphnia fitting perfectly into the well plates used in allozyme … Continue reading

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Big fish hunting blind Daphnia

On several islands near Tvaerminne Zoological Station – yet unconfirmed – activities concerning project “blind date” have started. A reward has been promised for getting a blind Daphnia clone, preferably magna. Immense quantities of gold ducats are ready for the … Continue reading

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Tvärminne research seminar

Something more serious for a change. Contrary to Basel, there are absolutely no seminars up here at Tvärminne Zoological Station. As the first withdrawal syndromes already show up (on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we begin migrating around in the … Continue reading

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Howard, the hare!

In State College, Pennsylvania, where our dear Sandra will soon move to, they might have deeeecent cars, but they certainly don’t have such cute hares as this one. We know an aborigine of State College who will confirm that. This … Continue reading

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Webcam up and running

As wished by D. G. and S. B. (initials interchanged for privacy reasons), I wanted to install my webcam in the sauna. (Un)fortunately, the cable was way to short (and what’s more, the camera would probably melt in seconds – … Continue reading

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Der erste Austernfischer in diesem Jahr

Really? I’ve seen some the other day as well, but still a very nice bird, and worth to note whenever possible. As it is an important bird (at least I like it a lot), here the necessary words to communicate … Continue reading

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Hibernation

As in other animals, hibernation allowed us conserving energy during the winter (in our case the hypothermia affected the whole country, which might sound familiar to some of our mediterranean group members). Now when we are back in Finland, we … Continue reading

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