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Unformatted text preview: Antarctica Notes Lecturer Giancarlo Lopez-Martinez.1 Animals Krill 80% decline since 1970s Due to decreased sea ice (2.5 degree C increase in temp) Bahia Paraiso 600000 liters of diesel fuel and petroleum spill Same time as Exxon-Valdez Cormorants (duck) die (100% chicks and 85% decreases in nests) Good divers, preyed on by leopard seals Dominican Gull only gull in southern ocean, steals eggs Storm petrels follow whales Giant petrel can fly over 1000 miles, fire a secretion of oil out of beak Snow Sheathbill Antarctic Chicken egg stealer, no webbed feet Brown Skua angry, fierce predators, dive bomb defense Arctic Tern flies from pole to pole every year, carry ticks Adelie penguin small, black and white, not even 2 feet tall, eat krill, build rock nest, predominant species of penguin Chinstrap penguin second most abundant Gentoo Penguin quieter, hop from rock to rock, prominent tail, colder penguin Southern elephant seal shed skin in summer, females 10 feet and ton, males 20 feet 4 tons, dive...
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- Spring '08