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    Was Antarctica even in the same place back then, you know with plate tectonics/continental drift and all that stuff?

    How far back are we talking?
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    It's all a big mish-mash.

    Remember... "Antarctica" is a human construct, with all it's itinerant foibles.

    The important thing is that life found a way, and it always will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post
    Remember... "Antarctica" is a human construct, with all it's itinerant foibles.
    It's a human construct like a string of pearls.

    Yes, Antarctica is one of a string of pearls draped around the globe in a straight line and surrounded by all the oceans.

    The first pearl is North America and the last pearl is Australia. And the two pearls in the middle are South America and Antarctica.

    Don't you think the world looks beautiful wearing her string of pearls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Was Antarctica even in the same place back then, you know with plate tectonics/continental drift and all that stuff?

    How far back are we talking?
    Before mammals, I think (or at least, before they were a significant presence). Obviously it was also during a warmer period in earth's history.

    I don't remember the exact details, and I know that the continents seperate and recombine over time and this may very well have been a super continent, but I recall that there were forests at and very near the south pole at some point.

    As it turns out, there are still two flowering plants in Antarctica. Though they are at the coastal regions, it's still far enough south to wonder how they live without the light.

    Deschampsia antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Colobanthus quitensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Don't you think the world looks beautiful wearing her string of pearls?
    Oh yeah!

    Dreamy and fanciful. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Does anybody here live really far north? What time does the sun set for you? What do you do with the extra daylight hours? Do you tend to go to bed a lot later in the summertime?

    Please, give me some quantitative and qualitative details about this.
    In June there's 30 days of daylight.
    In November there's 30 days of night.

    At least here where I live.

    Northern Sea, close to Tromsø (Usually pink sky because of all the mountains close to the city)



    Edit: People tend to get very cheery up here in June, and depressed in November. It's only natural. It takes time for "foreigners" to get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angell_m View Post
    In June there's 30 days of daylight.
    In November there's 30 days of night.

    At least here where I live.

    Northern Sea, close to Tromsø (Usually pink sky because of all the mountains close to the city)



    Edit: People tend to get very cheery up here in June, and depressed in November. It's only natural. It takes time for "foreigners" to get used to it.
    Wow, that's pretty damn north - isn't it one of the most northerly cities in the world? You may well be the most northen poster on the forum anyway!
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    Oh wow. Awesome photo, angell_m... what do you do during the wintertime, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Oh wow. Awesome photo, angell_m... what do you do during the wintertime, though?
    Drink.

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