1.5 Fishes & endotherms

The habitat under the sea ice and at the sea-ice edge is also used by fishes, seals and whales. Polar bears and birds are found on the sea ice, as well as other land-dwelling polar species. These groups of animals are mostly predatory, chiefly feeding on organisms that live within or directly on the ice. In this regard, there are major differences between the Arctic and Antarctic fauna.

Fishe of the Arctic Ocean

Antarctic fish fauna

How polar fish species have adapted to environmental conditions in the polar seas

Seals of the Arctic

Seals of the Antarctic

Whales of the Arctic

Whales of the Antarctic

Polar bears


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