- Antarctica is a unique and large continent.
- Many animals have adapted to live in the harsh, cold climate.
- Exploration for the South Pole occured during the 1800s.
- Antarctica is an important place for research.
- No one country owns Antarctica.
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- Many animals adapt to live and breed in the Antarctic or its nearby waters, but very few plants exist in this freezing environment.
He was a brave soul. He slept through the night hoping not to wake, but he awoke in the morning. It was blowing a blizzard.
Polar exploration began in earnest in the 1800s with the race for the South Pole.
Australians were involved in several expeditions during this Heroic Era of Exploration (1897-1917).
No one country owns Antarctica, but in 1961 an international Antarctic Treaty came into being to protect it and its surrounding seas. Australia is among seven nations which have claimed territory in Antarctica. The other claimant nations are Argentina, Chile, France, New zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.
Many scientists from Australia and other countries carry out research in Antarctica.
There are a number of issues relating to Antarctica, eg. tourism, global warming, oil spills, harm to the ecology, ozone depletion and overfishing.
What's Antarctica like?
Find out what Antarctica is like in real life.
View the live webcam from Casey base in Antarctica.
Learn more about the Antarctic wildlife.
We had discovered an accursed country. We had found the home of the blizzard.
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No more remarkable story of human endeavour has been revealed than the tale of that long march.
- The Australasian Antarctic Expedition
- Australian Antarctic Division
- Classroom Antarctica
- Antarctica New Zealand
- Antarctica UK
- Scientific Research
- CSIRO's Double Helix Science Magazine special issue Antarctica
- Environmental Protection of Antarctica
- Human involvement in Antarctica
- Aurora Australis phenomenon
- Southern Ocean Ecosystems
- Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
- Ice, mountains and clouds
- Antarctica in 5 minutes
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