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Horsing Around in Iceland

WHOI researchers and graduate students were greeted by hundreds of horses, wild and domestic, while trekking through the west coast of Iceland. The WHOI group made the field trip—the conclusion to the 2006 Geodynamics Program—to view firsthand the power of ice and its interaction with geologic features and the ocean. The horses? Well, there are roughly 80,000 of them on the island (human population: 300,000), and they are most useful for the annual sheep roundup, for companionship...and for entertaining geologists weary of looking at sheep and ice. (Photo by Andrew Daly, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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