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Jack, Michalina, Toby and Bianca

Do you want to find out about a mystery? If you do, this is the right web page to  find out the secret!

The mystery of The Titanic

On April 12 and 13, 1912, a ship called Titanic sailed through the calm waters of Antarctic.

The Titanic was meant to travel to New York in America from Southampton but sadly they didn’t reach their destination.

On April 14 at 11:40, the look-out crew saw an iceberg, which was dead ahead. Unfortunately, there was not enough time for the ship to do a sharp turn, so instead the iceberg collided with it and struck her right side, where a thirty foot black hole was created, causing it to start sinking. Many people had to give up the lives especially men. This is because the captain ordered only women and children to leave the ship first on the lifeboats of which there was only enough for half of the passengers! The rest were rescued by the ship, the Carpathia who rescued 705 people from the ship. 

 

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Secrets of The Arctic

The Arctic is a very cold, frosty, freezing place but Antarctica is colder. The climate is mostly 5˚C to -67.8˚C. During midwinter, dark  is 24 hours a day but during midsummer, light is 24 hours a day. People do live there but in groups, they are called: Inuit, Chukchi, Sami, Yupik, Inupiat and many more. There are roughly 5 million people living there. As well as people, there are animals as well! These animals can be seen everywhere in the Arctic. These could be the following: Reindeer, Musk ox, Lemmings, Arctic fox, Arctic hares (which are rabbits), Arctic terns, snowy owls, Arctic squirrels and polar bears. As well as animals and people there can be plants which are found in the Arctic these are: Arctic poppies, Vast low, low shrubs, edges, grasses, mosses and liverworts.

 

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The reveal of Antarctic

The climate is way much stronger and colder than Arctic. The climate is -13.5˚C to 62˚C.Because of the weather, no one lives in this place in those conditions. In 1898, the first human foot stepped ashore on Antarctic. Only scientists sometimes have to visit and examine this place. There is an insect called a wingless midge and animals, which can survive in those conditions. They are called: aedile, chinstrap, Gentoo, king, emperor, rock hopper, macaroni, penguins and still more. As well as animals there are also plants and they are: Grass and small flowering alpine.

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Icebergs

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Icebergs are formed by a large chunk of ice that breaks off from a glacier. They float in the ocean and melt when they go to warmer waters. They start from glaciers in the polar regions. In the Arctic, this is from Alaska and Greenland. In the Southern Hemisphere, this is from the Antarctica. Small icebergs are called 'Bergy Bits' and 'Growlers' are even smaller. It was an iceberg that caused the Titanic to sink! 
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