Facts About the North Pole
- The North Pole is actually in the middle of the arctic ocean? It still seems like land though because instead of water it’s solid ice!
- There are no penguins in the north pole region, but there are puffins, polar bears, foxes, walruses and reindeer.
- The arctic is melting. Some scientists are even predicting that as soon as by 2040 there will be no summertime ice in the arctic ocean. This change would make the sea levels rise as much as 3 feet higher every where around the world. That may be even taller than you!
- Did you know that polar bears are the world’s largest land predator and exist only in the Arctic area?
- An adult male polar bear can weigh as much as 1,300 lbs!
- There are only between approximately 20,000-25,000 polar bears. Global warming shrinks the sea ice and reduces both land and food for the polar bear. Some predict that polar bear popluations will drop as much as 30% by 2050!