3. The Arctic
The North Pole is situated in the middle of an iced ocean for the most part of the year. That ocean has an ice sheet which is 3.5 metres thick.
Between the North Pole and the Arctic Circle are the Northern lands of Europe (Norway, Sweden and Finland), Asia (Siberia in Russia), the United States (Alaska) and the North of Canada. There are also many islands, being Greenland, which belongs o Denmark, the biggest of them.
Ice covers almost all the region and vegetation is mainly tundra, covered by mosses and lichens.
There is a wide variety of animals, like foxes, reindeers, white bears, seals, walruses and whales. The Artic Ocean is full of fish, with dominance of cod and herring. The land is sparsely populated and they are Lapps and Skimos.
Antarctica continent is 14.107.637 square kilometres long and it has not population due to its extreme weather conditions.
The whole land is covered by a thick sheet of ice, which in certain points could be 4.000 metres deep.
There are not vegetation, and the only animals are penguin and seals.
In the sea we can found a small crustacean, called "krill", very rich in proteins. Whales come here to feed, and are massively captured.
5. Choose if the following statements are refered to the Arctic or Arctic:
®Arturo Ramo García.-Record of intellectual property of Teruel (Spain)
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