The Antarctic and the Southern polar region include the land and sea areas around the South Pole and forms its own continent. It is the only landmass on which no human beings permanently exist, even if today several hundred to a thousand scientists work here and in the southern summer months (November to March) numerous tourists visit the region.

The inland area of ​​the Antarctic is the largest ice desert in the world, while on the icy shores, a abundance of food from the sea makes it possible for large colonies of birds and marine mammals to live here.
While the Antarctic itself, according to a 1959 agreement, does not belong to a populated state, the surrounding islands are mostly under the administration of European nations, as well as Australia. Only the Falkland Islands are inhabited.

There are the different species of penguins and seals, as well as whales and incredible ice landscapes, which fascinate visitors here. But for getting here a multi-day journey by boat from South America is a special challenge. In the Drake Passage ships have to cross a particularly rough sea area.

Underwater, the Antarctic is partly unexpectedly colorful. Many species of anemones, corals, sea squirts, jellyfish, starfish and fish are reminiscent of related species in the polar region. However, the wildlife in the north and south polar regions had to adapt to the extreme conditions independently of each other.


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