What do you know about Antarctica?

In the Antarctic there is no change of day or night that we are accustomed to, which together make up 24 hours. Day and night at the South Pole are divided by six months. Auroras - one of the most fascinating phenomena. I think every person would like to at least once look at the luminous panels of the firmament, the light of which is sometimes so bright that it literally replaces the sun on dark polar nights. Just imagine: a quiet night in the middle of winter. Aurora bore a glow in the sky. Stripes of fire sway and twist red-violet, carmine and transparent green snakes. Ridges of pack ice reflect moonlight like polished silver. Beauty!

However, there is something in the mysterious world of Antarctica that attracts much more natural phenomena. This is an unimaginable animal world that manages to survive in such harsh conditions. Few can imagine that this seemingly completely lifeless earth is full of life all year round.

Penguins are the most numerous inhabitants of the Antarctic. There are several types of them totaling several million. Their life in such conditions deserves respect. In search of food for cubs, penguins can travel great distances, despite the cold and wounds inflicted by fur seals. Penguins contain offspring in these absolutely unsuitable conditions. Nests are located on the rocky, snow-free summer beaches of the South Georgia islands. Penguins have to protect their chicks from the cold winds and the invasion of their relatives, trying to steal pieces of stone from under the nest.

The world of birds in the Antarctic is not very diverse, but they are of great interest. A wandering albatross in search of food can travel a distance of several thousand kilometers, sometimes even fly to Brazil and back.

In this article, I just tried to bring you, dear readers, to the harsh and wonderful world of Antarctica. Of course, this continent is fraught with much more of the most interesting and unusual, which is impossible to describe in one article. I sincerely hope that from my article you have learned something new.

Watch the video: What Scientists Are Seeing Over Antarctica (December 2019).


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