How much do you know about ‘Antarctica’? Antarctica is cold, a place where penguins live in groups, and it is where the Sejong Science Station and Jangbogo Science Station are located. Here are 10 fun facts about Antarctica that aren’t obvious.
You don’t catch a cold in Antarctica
1. You don’t catch a cold in Antarctica
Although it is a cold Antarctica where the temperature does not come up on video, the virus that causes colds does not catch a cold because it is an environment in which it is difficult to survive.
There are no polar bears in Antarctica
2. There are no polar bears in Antarctica
Surprisingly, many people mistakenly think that polar bears can be seen even in Antarctica, but the home of polar bears is in the northern hemisphere. It is fictional to see penguins and polar bears affectionately together.
100-year-old fruit cake discovered in Antarctica
3. Over 100 Years Old Fruit Cake Discovered in Antarctica
Found in Antarctica, this cake is said to have been so well preserved that it could even be eaten.
Antarctica also has summer
4. There’s Summer in Antarctica
Just as summer in Australia and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere comes to our midwinter, you can also see flowers in the warmest months of January and February.
Antarctica is not the territory of any country
5. Antarctica is not the territory of any country
Antarctica is a place that all citizens of the world should cherish and protect together.
Penguins have long legs (than you think)
6. Penguin’s legs are longer than you think
The penguin’s legs, synonymous with short legs, are much longer than it looks.
Some penguins are obsessed with pebbles
7. Some penguins are obsessed with pebbles
These penguins even steal pebbles from other birds’ nests.
Adelie penguin droppings are pink
8. Adelie penguin droppings are pink
It is said that the pink krill (shrimp-like plankton) that Adélie penguins eat mainly makes pink feces.
Penguins are faster than you think
9. Penguins are faster than you think
Although penguins move slowly on the wavy land, they are said to swim at a maximum speed of 40 km/h in water. Especially when jumping out of the water, the instantaneous speed is twice the average swimming speed.
The tallest penguin is the emperor penguin
10. The tallest penguin is the Emperor Penguin
The average height of an adult penguin is over 1 m. It’s about the same size as a 6-year-old child, but it’s much bigger than I thought.
The mysterious Antarctica still full of unknowns! It is also a place where many lives live.
It is at risk from fast-onset climate change and destructive fishing.
But right this year! This is the year of the opportunity to designate the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica. Please support us to designate an Antarctic sanctuary at the 2018 Antarctic Oceanic Commission meeting!