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The Antarctica Biome

General Classification
Antarctica is a cold environment with tempratures ranging from 0 degrees to -100 degrees. Antarctica has a wide range of plants and animals and is located in the Southern Hemisphere below New Zealand and Australia. On the page I will explain the different aspects about the biome Antarctica

Location
Antarctica hasn't always been located at the South Pole. It has drifted, like the other continents, and has ranged from the equator (during the Cambrian period, about 500 million years ago) to the South Pole. During the time of the dinosaurs, (about 65 million to 248 million years ago), Antarctica was more temperate and housed dinosaurs and many other life forms. Now, there is very little indigenous life on Antarctica. The Map below shows where Antarctica is in the World. Antarctica is shaded blue and white.

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HISTORY
Here is a brief history of Antarctica:
It has only been 100 years since humans occupied the icy continent and all of the main countries have already occupied all of Antarctica. In 1771 Yves-Joseph de Kergulen-Trmarec from Greece set sail with 2 ships with specific instructions to find Antarctica. On the 17th of Feburary 1772 Yves and his crew spotted Antarctica. When the English heard of this, they sent Cook to find Antatctica in the late 1772's to occupy the continent.

Plants and Animals:

Animals:
Polar Bear
Penguin
Icey fringe Bird
Southern Polour
Antarctic Krill
Blue Whale
Emperor Penguin
Whales
Octopus

Plants:
Dicksonia
Confiers
Ferns
Fuchsia
Mosses
Liverworms
Lichens
Algal
Algae
Marine Algae
Kelp
Foa Follosa

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Climate and Rainfall
The South Pole is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at the South Pole; it reached -128.6F (-88.0C)! On average, most of Antarctica gets less than 2 inches of snow fall each year.

Interesting Facts
Antarctica was once covered in lots of millimeters of snow
Antarctica in winter does not have any light!
Antarcitca is bigger than Europe
Antarcitca has over 1000 species of animals life.
There is many stations for many counries in Antarctica
People have already circumnavicated Antarctica without stopping for food.



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Simon Love 2005