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William D

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Transcript of Antarctica

Antarctica Animals Land Bases Transport Bibliography
Treaty Now, you may be wondering what animal doesn't depend on this food source? Well this animal is a little insect called a Springtail. The Springtail is the only land-based animal in Antarctica. The food chain of Antarctica is really important to all of the animals. Suprisingly enough, all but one animal in Antarctica depend on Phytoplankton. Phytoplankton is so small you can't even see it, so how does this tiny thing make the mighty Blue Whale live? Well Phytoplankton are eaten by krill, and the krill are eaten by other animals, which are eaten by other animals and so on until it reaches humans. We are at the top of the food chain, here's what it looks like. Food Chain One of the birds that live in Antarctica is called an Albatross. This bird doesn't just live in Antarctica, but it has a wingpspan of 3 metres! Albatross So pretty much, if all of the Phytoplankton die the only animal living is the Springtail. How boring! http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/birds/albatross.shtml 20/04/10 Their bodies are mainly white, they have long necks and short legs. They usually have short tails aswell. It looks like this. Penguins There are many different types of penguins. The common ones are the Emperor Penguin and the Adelie penguin. http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=1931 29/04/10 International Union for Conserveration of Nature. By William Murphy http://gallery.aba.org/albums/userpics/normal_Adelie_Penguin.jpg 13/05/10 http://kentsimmons.uwinnipeg.ca/16cm05/1116/53-11-AntarcticFoodWeb-L.gif 19/04.2010 Benjamen Cummings Adelie Penguin http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll242/Groovy23_Photos/Emperor_Penguin_Manchot_empereur.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php%3FNumber%3D1197444&usg=__EAem-DqYo8Sg6q63P3N5vYDW5EI=&h=640&w=592&sz=220&hl=en&start=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=uqd2RYxqVaMUKM:&tbnh=137&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3Demperor%2Bpenguin%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADBS_enAU276AU277%26tbs%3Disch:1 13/05/10 Emperor Penguin
As you probably already know Antarctica is a huge continent covered in ice. It is as big of the U.S.A (United States Of America) and has a layer of ice about 2 miles thick. Antarctica contains 90% of the world's ice and 78% of the world's fresh water. If it were to be divided up, every person could have a chunk of ice (if they wanted to) larger than the Great Pyramids! Antarctica is the only continent with no nations, however it has an international presence controling it. No one actually rules Antarctica but people have bases all over Antarctica where THEY control THEIR area. The average temperature of Antarctica is -49 degrees celcius. That's Cold! The coldest temperature ever recorderd in the world was at Antarctica which was -89 degrees celcius! http://www.gma.org/surfing/antarctica/antarctica.html 13/05/10 Bases Australia has 4 bases on Antarctica. They are, Casey, Davis, Mawson and Macquarie Island. They have very light colours, so you can see them easily in a blizzard. When you really think about it, there are very few continents in this world where there has never been war,and yet is fully protected. There is no one nation in control, yet many nations decide on its future.This continent is Antarctica. Because Antarctica is completely ice and there is no other place like it they want to protect it. Back in the year 1959 1st of Decmeber there was somthing made up called the Treaty. The Treaty tells every person who controls a bit of Antarctica the rules. Since entering in the year 1961, June the 23rd, the Antarctic Treaty has been the most successful international agreements. Because no one actually owns Antarctica no one can really do anything about it. If someone decides to wipe out a third of the Adelie penguins on Antarctica without starting a war, or a third World War. The Treaty allows you to do scientific operations and examine animals and plants. Casey Casey is one of Australian's bases in Antarctica. It is the closest of Australia's permanent station. It is located 3380 kilometres from Perth. It is in the area of the very low rocky Windmill Islands. Casey is on the edge of the massive Atarctic cap. The Windmill Islands is home to many Adelie penguins, Skuas, Giant Petrels, and snow petrels. http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=28866 20/05/10 Davis Davis is located on the edge of the Vastfold Hills, east of Prydz Bay. The area looks roughly like a triangle. In the Vastfold Hills there is an ice-free area of 400 lm squared, the largest ice-free area in Antarctica. This area is very unique because of its freshwater and very, very salty lakes. http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=25348 20/05/10 Mawson Mawson is located on an isolated outcrop of a rock on the coast, Mac Robertson Land. It is Australia's first continental station and is also the longest continuously operating station in south of the Antarctic Circle. It is around 5200 kilometres south-west of Perth in. The Mawson region is one or the best places to see seabirds in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Macquarie Island Macquarie Island is approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. Macquarie Island is a breeding place for many, many animals. It is home to millions of seabirds. It has 25 bird species,including 4 penguin species(penguins are birds-remember!). http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=28944 20/05/10 These days, people usually use motor vehicles to travel around Antarctica. They are specially made to grip the slippery ice, and travel through the snow in Antarctica. One of the popular vehicles in Antarctica is the Quad. It is a ligh weight four wheel motorbike. It can carry only one person at a time and small cargo. It's wheels can go through the snow. http://www.skwirk.com.au/p-c_s-1_u-21_t-193_c-618/transport-around-antarctica/nsw/transport-around-antarctica/current-issues-antarctica/staying-there 20/05/10 Thanks for watching!
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