Happy Antarctica Day 2019!
Today the Antarctic Treaty is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Every year since 2015 the UKPN have organised an outreach project – the Antarctica Day Flags Initiative – with the aim to spread the word about this success story for world-wide collaboration and to hope its message and values inspires future generations.
We asked participating schools to create a flag for Antarctica (as it is without an official flag) which they believe symbolises this continent.
The flags are then sent to us here at UKPN, who pair flags from schools with researchers and station staff that are heading down to Antarctica for the Austral Summer (November-January). The flags are then transported all the way to Antarctica with these “flag bearers”, and proof of travel with a certificate and photos of their journey will be sent to the schools upon the flag bearers’ return.
For more information about our Antarctic Flags initiative, please visit: https://britishantarcticterritory.org.uk/blog-uk-polar-network-antarctic-flags/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is only two days left before the Antarctica day and today we want to share beautiful pictures of most amusing marine mammals by talented wildlife photographer Stas Zakharov: the Antarctica seals. There are 6 species of seals in Antarctica, including Antarctic Fur Seals, Leopard Seals, Ross Seals, Crabeater Seals and Weddell Seals, and these 6 species apparently make up the majority of all seals on earth.
Weddell seals Leptonychotes weddellii at the Lemaire Channel
Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella, South Shetland Islands
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Today for #AntarcticaDay2019_UKPN campaign we wanted to share some beautiful images of perhaps most iconic representatives of Antarctic fauna: penguins.
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Chinstrap penguin, Hope point, Antarctic peninsula. Photo credits Dmitry Frey
King penguins and RV Vavilov near South Georgia Island. Photo credits Dmitry Frey