28 Dec 2010

Antarctica

The bookmark with the image of the Adélie Penguin (a species of penguin common along the entire Antarctic coast). In 1840, French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named these penguins for his wife, Adélie.



Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice.
Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent. There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Only cold-adapted plants and animals survive there, including penguins, seals, nematodes, tardigrades, mites, many types of algae and other microorganisms, and tundra vegetation.

6 comments:

patrickcollects said...

I must be going mad, I can't remember sending you this bookmark! :-/

I hope you had a nice Christmas, and, Happy New Year ! :-)

Vaida said...

But I remember, and I'm not mad :)) Happy New Year!!!

Vaida said...

oh... It appears I'm mad :) My sister gave me this bookmark :)))

Anonymous said...

chi chi :))))

patrickcollects said...

I knew it! :-)
Also, the ones you sent to Liudmila aren't from me ;-)

Vaida said...

Yes, Patrick, because I keep the ones you send! :)

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