[2015] Claudia Boulton: Antarctic animals

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[2015] Claudia Boulton: Antarctic animals

AntarcticAnimals

Penguins are one of the most majestic animals in the world and Antarctica is home to many of them. Majority of penguins are black and white but some can be other colours. Some types of penguins are Adelie penguins, Emperor penguins and Rockhopper penguins.

Penguins

Seals

Seals are one of the most reknowned animals in Antarctica. In the world there are 36 types of seal but only 6 types live in Antarctica. These types are the Antarctic fur seal, Crabeater seal, Leapord seals, Ross seals, Southeren elephant seals and Weddell seals. Most seals in Antarctica are grey, black or white.

Whales

Whales are beautiful, majestic creatures. There are many types in Antarctica including the Blue whales, Killer whales, Southern right whales, Sei whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales, Sperm whales and Fin whales.

Krill

Krill is an animal that lives in the waters around Antarctica, they are a small transparent crustacean. Krill is at the bottom of the food chain. The scientific name for Krill is Euphausia superba. Krill is a Norwegian word for "whale food". More than anything else, krill are the engine that powers the Antarctic ecosystem.


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