There are 17 species of penguins in the world
and 4 types of them are in Antarctica.
Breeding Season: December to March.
All antarctic,Emperor,Gentoo, and King
Although there are 35 species of seals, only six types live in Antarctica: Antarctic Fur Seals,
Crabeater Seals, Leopard Seals, Ross Seals, and Weddell Seals. However, these six species
make up the majority of the world's seal population. With no natural land predators, such as
polar bears or man, Antarctic seals behave much differently than northern seals--showing little
fear of man.
South Polar Skua Facts
South polar skuas are bulky broad winged sea birds those who breed on Antarctic coast. They
like to live in open sea areas, grow up to a size of 21 inches, found in greyish brown color.
Antarctica Killer Whale
Killer whales are toothed whales, found in all oceans including Arctic and Antarctic region. They
hunting for preys ranging from fishes, penguins, seals and even other whales. The length of killer
whales measured up to 9.5 meters and weighs between 10 to 11 tons.
It seems an almost impossible feat for a plant to survive in Antarctica. Extremely cold
temperatures, little sunlight and moisture, poor soil quality, and a short growing period have
deterred most species of flora from successfully growing in this barren ecosystem. Despite
the odds, there are still plants that have evolved specifically to live in these conditions, and
have thrived where no others have dared to go. It may not be a bountiful garden of
polychromatic blossoms, but taking a closer look, a little bit closer to the ground, will provide
a glimpse into a very special and unique world of plant life.