Video 3: Life in Extreme Environments

Most plants and animals in Antarctica rely on the ocean and can be found close to the coast. This video examines this unique and fascinating food web from phytoplankton to krill to whales.

  •  "The Antarctic Food Web." Life on land is subject to fierce winds and extreme low temperatures, but the Southern Ocean remains in a constant, narrow temperature range almost all year.

  •  "Studying the Marine Ecosystem" documents the research tools and techniques applied by scientists studying the many, varied species of the Antarctic food web.
  • Through the video and related activities your students will:

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