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10 Interesting Facts About Antarctica [Copy link] 中文

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8. Animals

While a variety of marine animals, such as blue whales, orcas, and fur seals find this continent most welcoming, Antarctica is extremely poor in land animals. One of the biggest forms of life living here is an insect, a wingless midge, Belgica antarctica, which is 1.3cm long. There are no flying insects, because of the extremely windy conditions. However, black springtails that jump like fleas may be found among penguin colonies. This is not surprisingly since these insects are present everywhere on Earth. Another interesting piece of information, Antarctica is the only continent not to have indigenous species of ants.
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9. Global warming

If the entire ice in Antarctica would melt, sea level would rise about 60 meters everywhere! We should pay more attention to the global warming which affects particularly this continent!
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10 The Gigantic Iceberg

The last item on the list of interesting facts is the iceberg which broke free from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, in 2000. It is the biggest iceberg in the known history, measuring 295 Km in length and 37 km in width, same as the size of Connecticut or Qatar, for example.
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Yes, a marvellous place and a last refuge for some species.....although, some countries are infringing upon this area now and starting to fish it out....shocking! Send in the navy!

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