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this is natural color.

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Wait a minute, do the rules say anything about having to be on this planet?
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Eh...

It does look a bit like Neptune...

From the rules (for clarification):
- The place or object or building must be on the earth.

and

When choosing a place the questioner should keep in mind whether, after the answer is known, the other players will be temped to find out where he lives and burn his house down for picking such a stupid location.

So it looks like there's a trip to Hawaii coming up soon B)
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ho, tough crowd.

I was looking for the message with the rules before I posted that but couldn't find it, and just figured "Guess that Location!" meant just that. however, you are all welcome to sail over. no house burning permited though.

how about this one, then, if you will: What's this ecological jewel and why is it important?

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Rob,

Just kidding, your house is safe ;) But let's try and keep this to worldly locations, those are difficult enough already...

The rules of the game are in the first post of the original thread:
here
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mmhh I'm thinking its a periglacial region, so Northern Alaska, Northern Canada or Siberia, will search as i have some spare time.

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Its a periglacial region to the south east of Barrow in northern Alaska (it's the northern most city in the US).

I was thinking its important because of the Inupiat Heritage Centre, buts thats more in Barrow. The Inupiat are the Inuit of that region.

I reckon its important becasue its an amazing example of a periglacial region, with thaw lakes, thermokarstic activity and the associated flora and fauna that grow around such areas. Its also perticularly sensitive to the affects of global warming as a few degrees change will dramatically alter the landscape in this region. There might also be a risk from oil and gas exploration in the area.

It's also just staggeringly beautiful. The attached kmz will bring you there. I'm not sure i got full points for my answer. I'll have a look and see what i can put up.
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Isn't also the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, thats under threat from oil exploration?


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Okay assuming i answered Robs question correctly I'm going ahead and posting this, along the same vibe, natural world and beautiful areas.

So where is this Attached File  carto_ed.jpg   215.57KB   130 downloads what river is it

ps oh greg you're right the Nature reserve is under thrat, bizzare as you would think a Nature reserve would be protected from such potentially damaging activities. I seem to remember the US congress voted to allow drilling or preliminary drilling there.

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It is Teshekpuk Lake in Alaska.

"The Department of Interior on January 11 approved oil and gas drilling on about 500,000 acres of land in and around Teshekpuk Lake on Alaska’s North Slope within the National Petroleum Reserve. The area is a critical stop for migratory geese, and caribou use the area for calving and as a migratory path. No surface drilling will be allowed on 486,000 acres; a maximum of 2,100 acres in seven different zones can be permanently disturbed on the surface. The ASTER image was acquired on August 15, 2000, covers an area of 58.7 x 89.9 km, and is centered near 70.4 degrees north latitude, 153 degrees west longitude." from here

thought is was a stunning landscape shot.

carry on.

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I know the answers to the next 16 locations (that got lost when the database tanked). Should we replay them and repopulate the DB? :blink:

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Maybe we just need Guess that location Part Trois and start afresh :)

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Do so!

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Maybe we just need Guess that location Part Trois and start afresh :)

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i agree... start a new thread.




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