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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, Penguins And Polar Bears, African Penguin, Boulder Beach, Sea Birds, Animals Of The World

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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, Tug Boats, Pontoon Boat, Power Boats, Photo Library, Research

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. Deep Sea Creatures, Weird Creatures, Transparent Fish, Weird Fish, Underwater Creatures, Delphine, Deep Sea Fishing, Crocodiles, Ocean Life

Kristin O’Brien: Antarctic icefishes have translucent bodies and blood | EarthSky.org

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, Sea Level Rise, Exploration, Amazing Nature, Places To See, Tourism, Around The Worlds, Fotografia

Multimedia Gallery - Natural arch in Glacier | NSF

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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. Bird Pictures, Sea Birds, Antarctica, Flocking, Photo Library, Butterflies, Core, January, Feather

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.

Crabeater seals on an ice floe near Palmer Station, Antarctica. Antarctica, Wild Life, Photo Library, Seals, Polar Bear, Mermaids, Mammals, Baby Animals, Zero

Antarctica Photo Library

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

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

Antarctica Photo Library

A snowy sheathbill near Palmer Station.

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

Antarctica Photo Library

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

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, Sea Creatures, Photo Library, 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…

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, Darkness, Hunts, Scientists

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.

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

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, Electronic Media, Antarctica, Photo Library, Wind Turbine, September 21, Travel, 90 Degrees, Image

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.