Antarctic

The Antarctic ( /ænˈtɑrktɪk/ or /ænˈtɑrtɪk/) is a polar region, specifically the region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters, and island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence. The region covers some 20% of the Southern Hemisphere, of which 5.5% (14 million km2) is the surface area of the continent itself.

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Mawson's Huts - Conservation and Heritage Recognition
... Expeditions undertaken by the Australian government (through the Australian Antarctic Division since the late 1970s) and private non-profit conservation organisations (notably ... The site is recognised under the Antarctic Treaty as a Historic Site Monument (since 1972), and placed within an Antarctic Specially Protected Area and an Antarctic Specially Managed Area (in 2004) ... The Australian Antarctic Division and the Australian Minister for the Environment Water Resources released for public comment a new management plan for the Mawson's Huts ...
Antarctic Silverfish
... The Antarctic Silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum is a member of the suborder Notothenioidei of the Perciform fishes ... While widely distributed around the Antarctic, the species appears to have largely disappeared from the western side of the northern Antarctic Peninsula based on a 2010 research cruise ... Antarctic Program ...
Mawson's Huts
... located at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, in the far eastern sector of the Australian Antarctic Territory, some 3000 km south of Hobart ... were erected and occupied by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911-1914, led by geologist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson ... Mawson's Huts are rare as one of just six surviving sites from the Heroic Era of Antarctic exploration ...
Farthest South
... discovery of lands south of Cape Horn in 1619, Captain James Cook's crossing of the Antarctic Circle in 1773, and the earliest confirmed sightings of the Antarctic mainland in 1820 ... Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration ...
Antarctic - Conservation
... The Antarctic hosts the world largest protected area comprising 1.07 million km2, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protection Area created in 2012 ...