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Polar regions. By: Angelo and Myels . Overview. The Polar Regions are cold places The Arctic is ice on an ocean Their are several different kinds of penguins The continent of Antarctica lies at the south pole and is permanently covered in a thick shield of ice

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Polar regions

By: Angelo and Myels


Overview

  • The Polar Regions are cold places

  • The Arctic is ice on an ocean

  • Their are several different kinds of penguins

  • The continent of Antarctica lies at the south pole and is permanently covered in a thick shield of ice

  • At the south pole, ice covers the land and forms cliffs and glaciers

  • As the sea freezes, a greasy film appears to covers the water


Polar Animals

  • Polar bears

  • Arctic Fox

  • Penguin

  • Teal

  • Black- Brewed Albatross

  • Seals

  • Whales


Polar People

  • Eskimos/Inuit live in Alaska/Greenland

  • Scientists live in Antarctica to study things

  • Nomads live in the Arctic. They live in plantations.

  • The Sami people live in Scandinavia and they used to keep herds of reindeer in order to survive

  • The first person to reach the south pole, was Roald Amundsen

  • The Antarctic is uninhabited but scientists spend time there doing research

  • The Sami used reindeer to carry loads and pull sleighs


Polar Plants

  • Purple saxifrage

  • Arctic poppy

  • Buttercups

  • Arctic azalea

  • Moss

  • Lichens

  • Campanulas


Interesting Facts

  • Caribou lose their antlers and then they grow new ones, once a year

  • Caribou can stretch 186 miles when they migrate in lines

  • Pack ice near Antarctica can be as thick as 10 feet in the winter

  • Scientists can track polar bears with a radio collar

  • An emperor penguin is 39 inches tall

  • Sperm whale pods often help each other

  • Arctic Fur Seals were endangered in the 1950s.There were only a few hundred left of them from hunting


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