Summer of 2004. July-August
For the first time Norwegian scientists-ornithologists took part in expedition to Novaya Zemlya.
How were all necessary permissions received and agreements settled? As usual, going straight through all problems until you solve them. But we did manage to do it and worked successfully. We had not a single reproach from servicemen.
We worked on Sakhanin. There we observed and counted birds - there are more than 130 types of them. We studied birds and local polar bears tried to study us. While we were searching for the place of camping, we saw several such lookers and we understood that tent life was impossible. From air we found wooden building - so now we could start dwelling.
One polar bear nevertheless acquired the knack of coming each evening for supper. But he behaved modestly and shyly. Young...
Flight over Kara Strait - enchanting sight - there are plenty of small islands.
Summing up the results of expedition we decided to organize next year great international ornithological expedition to archipelagoes of Severnaya Zemlya and Franz-Joseph Land. And we shall organize...