The Arctic Ocean

By: Evan Brydon

Where The Arctic Ocean Can Be Found

The great arctic ocean is found north of the East Siberian Sea. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest out all of the world's oceans, and is getting smaller each year due to global warming. The arctic ocean's average temperature is about -30 degrees celsius. It snows around 2 inches per week.
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Arctic Moss

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Arctic Sea Weed

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Bryozoans

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Sponges

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How These Plants Adapt To The Cold Temperature

The plants that live in the arctic have been specialized for the weather conditions and the climate. Some of the plants that are under the water, were formed from bacteria.

Coral

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Map Of Arctic Ocean

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Arctic Seals and Sealions

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Polar Bears

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The Grey Whale

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Penguins

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Narwhals

How These Animals Adapt To The Cold

The animals with fur can stand the cold and ice and have learned how to adapt to it, but animals with no fur have a unique way of keeping warm and being able to stand the cold. What helps most of the animals is their fat or big skin.

Threats To The Arctic Ocean

Threats include global warming, melting ice, small oil spills, icebreakers, nets, hunting in some areas and invasive species.

The Top Threat To The Arctic Ocean Is Global Warming

Global warming melts ice caps, kills some arctic animals and makes arctic animals homes smaller.