Learn more things about Antarctica!

3 Animals:

Weddell Seal:

Fact: Males are generally smaller than females.

Diet: Weddell seals are carnivores. Squid, octopus and prawns are common in a Weddell Seal's diet.

Rockhopper Penguins:

Fact: The Rockhopper stands 16- to 18 inches tall and weighs about 5 to 6 pounds.

Diet: Krill, fish and squid.

Blue Whale:

Fact: Named for its blue-grey colour.

Diet: The Blue Whale eats about 4 tons of krill a day [in feeding season].

The Weather In Antartica:

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth.

The average temperature goes from about −10°C on the Antarctic coast to −60°C at the highest parts of the interior. Near the coast the temperature can rise up to +10°C at times in summer and fall to below −40°C in winter. The lowest temperature recorded on the Earth's surface was −89.2°C at Vostok station on 21 July 1983.