The Insect That Thrives in Antarctica

It requires a certain attitude to brave the elements of Antarctica. Luckily, the Antarctic midge has a set of adaptations that fit the bill.

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Sources:
Leslie Potts, Researcher at the University of Kentucky
Prof. Nicholas Teets, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky
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https://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/weather-and-climate/weather/

Image Sources:
Leslie Potts
Dr. Ben Philip
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/scenic-view-of-the-icebergs-and-glaciers-across-the-water-of-antarctica-polar-regions-bcr_knu4zbjxyg5yaa
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/gentoo-penguins-waddling-on-ice-in-antarctica-polar-regions-rcigh_vzrjxyg70xp
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Round_iceberg_Paradise_Bay_Coral_Princess_Antarctica.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/sun-over-antarctica-gm471052021-3171463
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/flying-around-mars-the-red-planet-version-02-sbukhdndfjeg1rw08

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