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Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1 mile thick (1.6 kilometer). (Justin Hofman) #
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Walking through a frozen wave which makes a ice tunnel. (Ejosh Carr | National Geographic) #
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While humans don’t permanently reside in Antarctica, several thousand people live and work at various research facilities found on the continent. (Agent Cooper) #
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Sea levels would rise around 60m (200ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt. (Jim Raycroft) #
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Penguins floating on iceberg. Well known animals that live in Antarctica include penguins and seals. (Joshua Holko) #
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Russian nuclear icebreaker “Yamal”, Antarctica. #
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The BBC filmed brinicles, solidified salt water, as they descended into Antarctic water and iced over everything sitting at the ocean bottom. Brinicles are underwater icicles that form around salt water sinking from sea ice. (BBC) #
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A blissful blue cave in Antarctica. (Jamie Scarrow) #
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Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia. (Kyle Marquardt) #
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The crocodile icefish or white-blooded fish are a family of perciform fish found in the cold waters around Antarctica. (Wikimedia Commons) #
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If all the ice in Antarctica melted, the world’s sea levels would rise by about 200 feet. (Sergei Kokinsky) #
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U.S. Antarctic Program participant with a frozen beard. (D.J. Jennings) #

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