Arctic Animals

Antarctic has a rich and diverse spread of animal life, the best know of which are the penguins and whales. The cold Antarctic waters provide a nutrient rich environment which sustains a long and complex food chain, the basis of which is plankton and krill.

This section covers the various animals found in Antarctica. Take a look at the categories of animals below to find out more detailed information on the species found in and around Antarctica.

Birds

Birds     Information about the birds of the Arctic region.   AuksAuks All the Auks of the Antarctic, and Arctic regions.   Ancient MurreletAncient Murrelet - Photo Wikipedia Ancient Murrelet Ancient Murrelet Facts Latin name: Synthliboramphus antiquus Population: 1,000,000 individuals Cites classified: Least Concern Where found: Northern Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Japan to...

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Mammals

Mammals     Information about the mammals of the Arctic region.   BearsBears Information about the Bears of the Antarctic, and Arctic regions.   Brown BearBrown Bear - Photo Wikipedia Brown Bear - Photo Wikipedia Brown Bear Brown Bear Facts Latin name: Ursus arctos Longevity: 20-30 years, although most die in their first year of life Population: 200,000...

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Whales

Whales     Information about the Whales of the Arctic region.   CetaceansCetaceans Information about the Cetaceans of the Antarctic, and Arctic regions.   Beluga WhaleBeluga Whale - Photo National Geographic Antarctic Skua - Photo Crescent Head School Beluga Whale / Cook Inlet Beluga Beluga Whale Facts Also known as the White Whale Latin name: Delphinapterus leucas...

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