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.
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:
Icey fringe Bird
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 -128.6°F (-88.0°C)! On average, most of Antarctica gets less than
2 inches of snow fall each year.
Antarctica was once covered in lots of millimeters of snow
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.