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Transcript of Antarctica
Flora & Fauna in Antarctica
Antarctic Food Chain
By Jessica & Bianca
Antarcic animals images
Inch in a Pinch
There are millions of animals in Antarctica such as:
blue whale and many more.
Plants are the base of the food chain.
Plants that live in Antarctica are:
Are the most common and larger plant in Antartica.
There are two types of algae that grows in antarctica.
red snow algae
green snow algae
. green algae grows on the underside of floating ice where it is a food source for Krill.
The food chain is extremly complicated and vitally important to amimal life. If one living organism goes then they all go.
You have the producers of the sea(Phytoplankton), herbivores (Zooplankton), omnivors(Krill), carnivores (Adele Penguin, Crabeater Seal, Emperor Penguin, Humpback Whale, Ice Fish, Petrel, Squid) and top level carnivores (Killer Whale, Leopard Seal).
Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth.
Humans harvest Antarctic Krill for food, bait and stockfeed. Overhavesting of krill may cause problems in the food web because so many species depend on krill to survive.
There are 2 types of grass that grow in Antarctica: Antarctic Hair Grass and the Antarctic Pearlwot. they are the only 2 flowering plants that grow 60 degrees lattitude.
Why do plants grow in antarctica?
By Jacob Laidlaw, Gemma Thompson, Jarrod Martin-Davies, Jessica Brookes and Bianca Randall
Plants grow in antarctica for many reasons.
1. Certain types of animals need plants to help them survive.
2.Antarctica looks better with plants.
3.It is warmer when animals sit on them.
Black-browed Albatross - distinguished by its distinctive combination of white head and neat black brow. The Black-browed albatross can have a wigspan of up to eight feet and can weigh up to 10 pounds! Black-browed albatrosses are the most widely distributed of all albatross species. Of all the albatross species they may face the greatest threats from fisheries.
Green Peace is an organisation that helps with issues that effects our enviroment.
They help with:
Saving the oceans, stopping global warming and many more.
Green Peace has been champaining scine 1971