Antarctica 1

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-128.6°F

The world's lowest temperature recorded

10

This percent of Antarctica's ice cover consists of ice shelves

15

This percent of the iceberg's ice appears above

1773

In this year, The British captain James Cook became the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle

1819-1820

In these years, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, a Russian, led two expeditions to Antarctica

1820

In this year, British explorer Edward Bransfield sighted the Antarctic Peninsula

1821

In this year, Captain John Davis, the American, became the first person to set foot on Antarctica

1823

In this year, British sailor Jame Weddell explored the region

1897

In this year, a Belgian expedition became trapped for over 13 months when their ship became iced in.

1901-1904

In these years, Robert Falcon Scott and his men spent two winters in McMurdo Sound; Robert Falcon Scott and his men also made a record traveling the farthest south

1911

In this year, Interest in the continent slowed

1928

In this year, Australian Hubert Wilkins becam the first person to fly over part of Antarctica

1985

In this year, a hole in the ozone layer of Antarctica was found

1997

In this year, British expedition stayed throughout the winter in Antarctica

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this percent of world's fresh water is in Antarctica

7,090ft

Average thickness of ice sheet in Antarctica

90

This percent of world's ice is in Antarctica

95

This percent of Antarctica is covered with ice

Albatross

A bird whose body is about nine inches across, and the wingspans reaches more than 11ft from tip to tip

Algae

Plant that grows on Antarctica's snow cover, creating green, yellow, or red patches on the snow