Showing posts with label Antarctica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antarctica. Show all posts

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lake Vostok


We just learned about the lake Lake Balkhash.

Another lake is called Lake Vostok.

This is the largest lake on the continent of Antarctica, and it is actually 13,000 feet under the ice.

Scientists used lasers to find the lake, and then drilled down through the ice to try and get some water.
They want to test that water to see if it is different, because it has been trapped under the ice for a very long time.


(from: wikipedia - lake vostok)


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Antarctica


The big frozen chunk of ice at the bottom of planet earth is called Antarctica.
antarctica
(From: Wikipedia - antarctica)

It's another continent, just like North America and Australia.

Not many things can live in the frozen cold of Antarctica!
Living on the land are penguins and seals.
penguins

And living under the water are blue whales, orcas and colossal squid!
colossal squid