Polar

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This board contains images from the polar regions - plants, animals, icebergs, and more!

Kimberly Lightle
Unfortunately not much is being done to save these beautiful creatures from extinction. They just die, one by one, unable to adjust to the hostile conditions forced upon them by humans. Cute Endangered Animals, Extinct Animals, Endangered Species, Amazing Animal Pictures, African Penguin, Boulder Beach, Sea Birds, Animals Of The World, Ocean Life

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Number I love love love penguins and wish to one day visit their habitat before climate change and human destruction fully effects their habitats. Madrid, Gentoo Penguin, Les Continents, Paddle Boat, See Videos, Pontoon Boat, Power Boats, Photo Library, Climate Change

Antarctica Photo Library

Gentoo penguins watch the research vessel Laurence M. Gould near Petermann Island. The Gould is one of two research vessels operated by the National Science Foundation.

Fund in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America, the Crocodile Icefish (Channichthyidae) feed on krill, copepods, and other fish. Their blood is transparent because they have no hemoglobin and/or only defunct erythrocytes. Bizarre Animals, Rare Animals, Weird Fish, Deep Sea Creatures, Weird Creatures, Underwater Creatures, Delphine, Deep Sea Fishing, Ice Fishing

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Kristin O'Brien says the blood of an icefish isn't red. Instead, its blood runs white and they have transparent bodies and blood. Learn more on EarthSky.

Natural arch in a glacier at Norsel Point, Anvers Island, Antarctica (Glenn Grant/National Science Foundation) Alaska, Antarctica Cruise, Antarctica News, Sea Level Rise, Wanderlust, Exploration, Amazing Nature, Places To See, Tourism

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Cormorants or Blue-eyed shags are members of a large family of some 30 species living along the antarctic coastline. Two or three eggs are laid between October and January. Sea Birds, Antarctica, Photo Library, Flocking, Butterflies, January, Feather, Eggs, Spaces

Antarctica Photo Library

Cormorants or blue-eyed shags are members of a large family of some 30 species living along the antarctic coastline. Two or three eggs are laid between October and January.

A snowy sheathbill near Palmer Station. Antarctica, Photo Library, Penguin, Butterflies, Wildlife, Birds, Animals, Image, Animais

Antarctica Photo Library

A snowy sheathbill near Palmer Station.

A killer whale swims toward Wayne Perryman, who is standing on a piece of ice in McMurdo Sound. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center are studying the whales to determine if there are three separate species of Antarctic killer whales. The Antarctic Conservation Act (Public Law 95-541) formalizes U.S. adherence to all Antarctic Treaty conservation rules. Participants must obtain a permit to go into specially protected… Thing 1, Close Proximity, Marine Biology, Killer Whales, Antarctica, Photo Library, Sea Creatures, Conservation, Mammals

Antarctica Photo Library

A killer whale swims toward Wayne Perryman, who is standing on a piece of ice in McMurdo Sound. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center are studying the whales to determine if there are three separate species of Antarctic killer whales.The Antarctic Conservation Act (Public Law 95-541) formalizes U.S. adherence to all Antarctic Treaty conservation rules. Participants must obtain a permit to go into specially protected…

Crabeater seals on an ice floe near Palmer Station, Antarctica. Antarctica, Photo Library, Seals, Polar Bear, Mammals, Mermaids, Zero, Ice, Adventure

Antarctica Photo Library

Crabeater seals on an ice floe near Palmer Station, Antarctica.

It is late winter in Antarctica now, and the months of darkness will soon be brightening. Antarctica, Photo Library, Three Dimensional, Mammals, Christmas Bulbs, Seals, Gallery, Winter, Darkness

Antarctica Photo Library

A Weddell seal sports a video data recorder that scientists use to create a three-dimensional map of its movement in the water as it hunts for prey. Researchers hope to learn more about their hunting behavior during late-winter darkness. Read more about this research in The Antarctic Sun article.

The royal albatross breeds on remote islands around New Zealand. This photo was taken on Campbell Island Endangered Species, Antarctica, Wild Birds, Photo Library, Love Birds, Wildlife, The Incredibles, Flocking, Islands

Antarctica Photo Library

The royal albatross breeds on remote islands around New Zealand. This photo was taken on Campbell Island.

500 – 700 million years ago, even before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, jellyfish were drifting along on ocean currents. Jellies are among the most spectacular and mysterious marine species in t… Giant Jellyfish, Jellyfish Facts, Medusa, Giant Tortoise, Sea Ice, Science And Nature, Earth Science, Marine Life, Sea Creatures

Antarctica Photo Library

A jellyfish swims under the sea ice in McMurdo Sound.

Nemertea, or the Ribbon Worm is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms". Scariest Monsters, Ugly Animals, Sea Floor, Animal Skeletons, Sea Ice, Deep Blue Sea, It Goes On, Antarctica, Ocean Life

Antarctica Photo Library

Parborlasia corrugatus, or proboscis worm, is a scavenger that will comb the ocean floor eating sponges, jellyfish, anemones, and fish. This photo was taken in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, under five meters of sea ice.

A spring storm at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station brought record-breaking wind gusts of 58 mph on September This photo was taken on September National Science Foundation, Antarctica, Photo Library, Wind Turbine, September 21, Travel, 90 Degrees, Spring, Viajes

Antarctica Photo Library

A spring storm at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station brought record-breaking wind gusts of 58 mph on September 27. This photo was taken on September 21.