Topic: Arctic Environments!
Twinkle Frozengem – AJ Reporter
Brrrrr! Mt. Shiveer sure is a cold place to be. Speaking of Mt. Shiveer, that’s an arctic environment right here in Jamaa! The cold areas of our Earth are really quite fascinating. So, why don’t we get onto some icy facts before they melt!
The name “Arctic” comes from a Greek word meaning, “near the bear”. But this is not because of the polar bears! It’s because of the stars that form the two constellations, Ursa Minor (Little Bear) and Ursa Major (Great Bear). Temperatures as low as -70°C have been recorded in these arctic environments. Which is freezing cold!! In the artic, there is one day of darkness, and another with bright sunshine for the WHOLE 24 hours! Imagine it being 9:00 PM while the sun is still out! Did you know that there are four million people live in the arctic? However, they survive since they have adapted the way to live in harsh environments. There are even small shrubs that grow in the arctic such as mosses and lichens! Isn’t that SNOW COOL (pun intended)? A popular ocean animal in the arctic is a narwhal and is known as the “unicorn of the sea”. Why? Well, they have a large tusk on the top of their head that makes them look like a unicorn! Despite the cold climate, these arctic environments are home to many other animals as well, such as the arctic wolf, penguins, seals, polar bears, and so much more. And, you can become one of these cool animals right here in Jamaa!