When the Sun Shines on Antarctica by Irene LathamIcebergs brighten
as the sky peels
itself of darkness
and stretches awake. . . .
Weve been waiting
Experience summer like youve never experienced it before by traveling to Antarctica with evocative poetry. The sun rises, ice melts, grass grows, seals squabble, whales sing, and young penguins slide, glide, and belly flop. Whimsical illustrations and additional facts accompany each poem to provide further details about the animals and the environment at the bottom of the world.
Antarctica Facts For Kids
Despite the extremely cold conditions, there is a surprising amount of animal life in Antarctica. It is a continent of extreme conditions but animals still manage to thrive here at certain times of the year. Most Antarctic animal life revolves around the sea in some way or another — so, if you are headed on an Antarctic cruise with us, then you will have the chance to see some pretty spectacular animal life. They are a smaller branch of the penguin family, weighing in at an average of 5kg and standing less than a metre tall. They breed from November through to February and you will likely hear and smell a rookery before you see it.
Antarctica animals. Information and pictures of polar animals of the antarctic, the conditions and wildlife that live there.
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Antarctica Facts For Kids (& Adults!)
Read on to learn about both the predators of Antarctica, as well as the other curious and friendly wildlife of the region. There isn't much life in the Antarctic. Because the continent is almost entirely covered by ice and snow, there's no real room for plants to grow. There are a few mosses and grasses that survive in the harsh conditions, and two flowering plant, but otherwise, plant-life is nearly nonexistent on land. The water surrounding the continent, however, is a different question: Phytoplankton are able to survive in the cold waters, and get their energy from the sun.
Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Almost all of Antarctica is located within the Antarctic Circle, an imaginary line that circles the southern part of the world. The latitude of the Antarctic Circle is approximately Its exact latitude changes over time. Latitude is a way of measuring how far north or south a point on the globe is. Latitude is the angle from the Equator, measured from the centre of the earth.
Fun Antarctica Facts for Kids. Check out our fun Antarctica facts for kids and enjoy a wide range of interesting information related to the icy continent found at the southern part of the globe. Read how big Antarctica is, how cold it can get, what kind of animals live there, how much ice it contains and much more. Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia. Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1. Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.