2. No again. Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. The only living creatures there (including humans) are those who can either swim or fly there (guess what the humans do). While polar bears can swim, they only do it for a relatively short distance, and they are creatures of the Arctic.
3. Is Alaska freezing in the summer? No. Well, it’s freezing if you’re camping out and don’t wear your socks! But seriously, temperatures in Alaska during the summer are quite moderate and well above freezing. You need to get really up north in the Arctic (for example, Elesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada,) for it to be below freezing on occasion. Keep in mind, though, that summer there is only about five or six weeks! Antarctica is a different story. In the antarctic Peninsula, which is not even too far south relatively speaking, it can easily snow in the summer. See the weather forecast in the right column.
5. What color are the fish in the Antarctic Ocean? Most of them have no color, really. You see, in a freezing ocean there’s so much oxygen in the water that the resident fish do not need red blood cells to transfer it - it is naturally absorbed in their blood. Hard to believe how one looks when their blood is not red - the fish’s skin just looks pale transparent and you can look inside! Some brave (=crazy?) divers actually travel all the way to Antarctica to watch them. Can you imagine that?!? Here are some divers I photographed on a trip by Aurora Expeditions:
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