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A Secure Seedbank in Norway (25 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Science   7 Dec 2011   / 9277 views

The Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is known for its Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located about 810 miles (1,303 km) from the North Pole. This secure seedbank preserves various plant seeds, duplicates or “spare” copies of seeds from gene banks from around the world, in an underground cavern. If the seeds are lost in gene banks, the Seed Vault will provide insurance, and in case of large-scale crises it will provide a shelter for them.

 






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smz 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
pic 18 looks like nut sacks
       
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phish 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
call me cynical.......yeah, right.
       
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orendadude 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
If it is legit, it's a good idea. I take it that "large scale crisis" is the blowing up of the world by nuclear weapons. What a nice politically correct way to state it, don't u think? Just asking.
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It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lots of fiction books talk about this place - in my mind it was more like a cave/salt mine
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Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Most guys have a massive 'seed bank' in the tissues in the trash can next to their bed...
       
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JimJams 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Looks like one big desktop PC.
       
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ptpie 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
good idea though
ptpie
       
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bob 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
So if things really do get that bad, who the heck can reach this place to get seeds?
       














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