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documentory about the harvesting of eiderdowns - the different steps of cleaning and the following production of high end eiderdown duvets
SUBSCRIBE for more BBC highlights: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Programme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sz8q8 Thor’s family take the eider ducklings down to a pool for their daily swimming lesson.
Cuddledown's manufacturing manager explains what fill power is, how our down is tested to ensure the highest quality, and how duck down and goose down vary. http://www.cuddledown.com
At the Torquay Living Coast, Coastal Zoo & Aquarium in Devon you be able to see these unusual Ducks the Spectacled Eider Duck and the King Eider Duck. Did you know the Eider ducks are famous for the female plucking her own down feathers from her breast and using it as nesting material. You can also see the Macaroni Penguins here a short clip near the end of the video.
Earlier this year, in -50C degree winds, the Google Maps team helped Arctic Eider Society mount the Google Maps Trekker on the rear of a snowmobile to collect stunning Street View imagery from the sea ice of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay. The work was focused near the isolated hamlet of Sanikiluaq on the Belcher Islands off the coast of northern Quebec in Hudson’s Bay. The culture and economy of this community is defined by its relationship with the local Arctic Eider duck, a traditional source of food and clothing - and the resource behind a burgeoning eiderdown export industry. Due to climate change and changes in the sea ice, the arctic eider population near Belcher experienced a die-off in the 1990s and remains under threat. Learn more: http://googlecanada.blogspot.ca/2015/12/take-snowmobile-with-google-maps-to-sea.html
Eider farming and down collection in Iceland is based on centuries-old traditions. A unique relationship has developed between farmers and wild eider ducks. An Introdution to the eider, its history and production of eiderdown goods.