Spitsbergen Cruise Photos
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Around 10 p.m., we reached the shallow ring-shaped island of
Moffen, which is a bird preserve in the Arctic Ocean north of the 80th
Parallel. Ships aren't allowed to come closer than 300 meters, or slightly more
than the length of three football fields.
During the summer, male walruses from other areas of Northern
Europe come to Moffen to lie around and fish--a bit like male humans who booze
and snooze on fishing trips.
Moffen is a navigation hazard to lazy or careless sailors, and
that 's probably the reason for the orange marker in the photo above.
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