Antarctic Penguins Find an Unlikely Ally: Fishermen loading...
Antarctic Penguins Find an Unlikely Ally: Fishermen
A new agreement by the krill-fishing industry seeks to preserve a vital food supply for the beleaguered birds.
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Coldest Place on Earth Found—Here's How
"It's a place where Earth is so close to its limit, it's almost like another planet."
Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting As Expected loading...
Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting As Expected
Scientists will leave sensors in the hole to better understand the long-term changes in the ice, which may have big implications for global sea level.
About Antarctic

The Antarctic is a large polar region opposite the Arctic. It is comprised of the continent Antarctica.

Antarctica is the site of the South Pole and the large barren area is actually classified as a desert. The land covers an estimated 14 million square kilometres which is 20% of the Southern Hemisphere.

Majority of the area is uninhabited. However the peninsula is home to a large diversity of wildlife including thousands of penguins, whales and seals. 

 

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