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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:35 AM
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Is Norway the only country with fjords?
I'm curious but not curious enough to actually do the research myself. And what the hell is a fjord anyway?
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:38 AM
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1. They call 'em "firths" in Scotland.
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet or bay; part of the coastal waters defined by the surrounding land.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:38 AM
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2. this is a fjord
Edited on Thu Feb-22-07 09:39 AM by lionesspriyanka
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:38 AM
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3. Yeah...
but mostly because they call them something else in other places.

I'm lazy, too. They're gorgeous, though. I'd go back there in a heartbeat if the opportunity came up.

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:53 AM
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8. In sweden
they have vjolvos.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:44 AM
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4. We have one in Maine. It's the only one in the lower 48.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:30 AM
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12. Beat me to it!
Been there many times.
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:46 AM
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5. New Zealand has fjords.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:47 AM
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6. Thanks Lounge!
I knew I could count on you as a source of fjord facts!!!!
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 09:49 AM
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7. The definition of a fjord is that it is glacial cut valley
which is drowned as sea level rises--as it does in a post glacial period.

Glacier valleys have steeper sides and flatter bottoms than stream-cut valleys; that, along with the fact that when they are made a lot of water is tied up in ice means sea level is lower, so the valleys can be cut deeper.

That's what makes them so damned pretty.

Finally, 12 years on, that class in Geomorphology is paying off. :)
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:02 AM
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9. I beileve that Alaska
has fjords.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:23 AM
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10. There are fjords in Alaska. nt
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:24 AM
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11. Haven't you ever heard of the Fjord Fjairmont?
:crazy:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:36 AM
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14. I drive a Fjord Fjocus nt
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 10:35 AM
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13. Iceland has them
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 11:12 AM
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15. Isn't Hood Canal in Puget Sound considered a fjord?
:shrug:


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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 11:14 AM
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16. I think Chile may have them
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 11:16 AM
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17. Other countries have fjords, but Norwegian Blue Parrots pine only for Norwegian fjords
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 12:00 PM
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19. "No, 'e's pinin' for the fjords!"
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 11:59 AM
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18. The fjords were designed by Slartibartfast.
It was his signature work.
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Boogie Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 12:02 PM
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20. There is a fjord in Maine.
On Mount Desert Island but I can't remember what it's called.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 12:05 PM
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21. Newfoundland has fjords, too.
Also cod cheeks and tongues. :9
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 12:11 PM
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22. There's one in Qubec.
Edited on Thu Feb-22-07 12:12 PM by Bassic
the Fjord du Saguenay.

Don't know about other provinces, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are some in the maritimes or in BC.

Edit: as noted above, there is are some in Newfoundland.
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