Polar bears are one of my favourite animals! Find out lots of stuff about them, here.
Hello, adventurers! Wez, here. Grab your winter woollies and jump in my WebbliSnowBuggy. Weíre off to explore the Arctic!
Look around you! What do you see? A vast landscape of frozen seas, jagged peaks, glaciers, fjords and tundra. But, if you thought the Arctic was empty, think again! In fact this vast region is home to four million people and many types of animals who have learned to live in one of the harshest places on the planet.
Hey, pass me my WebbliBinoculars Ė I think Iíve just seen something. Wow, itís a walrus! And, thereís an Arctic fox! And, whatís that hauling up on to the ice? Itís a ringed seal. Wouldnít surprise me if a polar bear comes along in a minute, looking for some lunch. Ringed seal is his favourite meal!
What did you say? Youíve seen a spout of water out at sea? Well-spotted! Itís a beluga whale!
You never realised that so many creatures could thrive in such a cold place, did you?
Weíre going to have to dive deep into the freezing ocean itself to find out why. So, letís jump aboard my WebbliSub...
Dark isnít it? Your eyes will soon get used to it. Look down there Ė thatís the worldís biggest deep-water coral reef! Amazing! Look around you. See all those tiny specks floating in the water? Theyíre plankton, millions of tiny plants and animals that turn the sea into yummy soup for fish-fry and whales. Those tiny fish are baby Cod. When they grow up theyíll be eaten by seals and walrus. Then, the polar bears will eat the seals. Thatís how an eco-system works Ė lots of living things depending on each other.
Hang on, whatís that strange creature looming out of the darkness? Is it an underwater unicorn? No, itís much more incredible than that, because itís real! Itís a narwhal. And, the spiral horn sticking out of its mouth is really a very, very long tooth!
What an amazing adventure weíve had together! Now, itís time to go back to the surface. Thanks for coming with me!
Read WebbliSteph's story about a polar bear and an iceberg, here.
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