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Antarctica The Continent Series

Antarctica The Continent Series

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Satellite view

Satellite view

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Longitude / Latitude

Longitude / Latitude

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Interesting stuff

Interesting stuff

If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres (200 - 210ft) - everywhere.

Antarctica is the best place in the world to find meteorites. Dark meteorites show up against the white expanse of ice and snow and don't get covered by vegetation.

One of the biggest icebergs ever (possibly the biggest iceberg ever) broke free from the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica in 2000. {183 miles long and 23 miles wide}

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Interesting stuff part 2

Interesting stuff part 2

It has been estimated that during the feeding season in Antarctica, a full grown blue whale eats about 4 million krill per day (krill are small shrimp-like creatures), that's 4 tons - every day for 6 months.

The lowest ever temperature recorded was at the Russian Vostok station. It was - 89.6C

The largest land animal in Antarctica is an insect, a wingless midge, Belgica antarctica, less than 1.3cm (0.5in) long.

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Territorial Water Claims

Territorial Water Claims

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Antarctic Bases

Antarctic Bases

1 Amundsen-Scott United States

2 Maitri India

3 Novolazarevskaya Russia

4 *Marion Island South Africa

5 Syowa Japan

6 Molodezhnaya Russia

7 *Alfred Faure, Iles Crozet France

8 Mawson Australia

9 *Port aux Français, Iles Kerguelen France

10 Zhongshan China

11 Progress Russia

12 *Martin de Viviès, Ile Amsterdam France

13 Davis Australia

14 Mirny Russia

15 Vostok Russia

16 Casey Australia

17 Dumont dUrville France

18 *Macquarie Island Australia

19 McMurdo United States

20 Scott Base New Zealand

21 Rothera United Kingdom

22 San Martin Argentina

23 Vernadsky Ukraine

24 Palmer United States

25 Capitan Arturo Prat Chile

26 +Presidente Eduardo Frei Chile

27 +Escudero Chile

28 +Great Wall China

29 +Bellingshausen Russia

30 +Artigas Uruguay

31 +King Sejong Korea

32 +Jubany Argentina

33 +Arctowski Poland

34 +Comandante Ferraz Brazil

35 General Bernardo OHiggins Chile

36 Esperanza Argentina

37 Marambio Argentina

38 Orcadas Argentina

39 *Bird Island United Kingdom

40 *King Edward Point United Kingdom

41 Belgrano II Argentina

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