Antarctic shrimp krill

Antarctic shrimp krill

Ptarmigan birds of the Arctic

Ptarmigan birds of the Arctic

Beautiful picture of Adelie Penguins near Esperanza Base in Antarctica
by Gaston Lacombe

Beautiful picture of Adelie Penguins near Esperanza Base in Antarctica

by Gaston Lacombe

Phytoplankton is the foundation of the oceanic food chain. They are microscopic organisms which photosynthesise, creating energy which is passed down through the marine food chain. This is very important for maintaining the marine wildlife in the polar regions.

Phytoplankton is the foundation of the oceanic food chain. They are microscopic organisms which photosynthesise, creating energy which is passed down through the marine food chain. This is very important for maintaining the marine wildlife in the polar regions.

Lil’ polar bear family :-3

Lil’ polar bear family :-3

WWF: The Importance of The Arctic & Harp Seal Slaughter

Despite the polar regions seeming so separate to the rest of our planet, they play a vital role in sustaining it.

If you want to know more about the wildlife and the work that the WWF is doing to help protect them, please visit this link below!

http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safeguarding_the_natural_world/oceans/oceans_arctic/

On an extra note, hideous statistics have been unveiled of how many harp seals are brutally slaughtered each year in Canada. Newfoundland’s tax money contributed last year to the death of 70,000 seals! If you want to help, there is link on harpseals.org below to write to Canadian senators to plea for a stop to this cruelty.

http://www.harpseals.org/index.php

Lone harp seal surrounded by the dead carcasses of hundreds of harp seals.


This needs to stop!

Lazy

Hey everyone and awesome followers. Very sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while! I’ve been really busy moving house, working (I won’t bore you any longer).

But on the plus side, as I’ve been doing more of my Frozen Planet course I’ve got loads of interesting new facts and info on the polar regions to share with you. So hopefully you’ll not only like the new pictures and info on my blog but learn something from them too!

In the meantime, here is a lovely picture of an Arctic Wolf :) x

Natural World - Silky Sifakas.

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