The Arctic: An Introduction to the Frozen Sea

a globe highlighting the arctic and the north pole

The Arctic is the area on Earth located above latitude 66°33’ North, and is primarily an ocean surrounded by continents and Greenland

Most everyone knows that the Arctic is located at the top of the planet and is home to the North Pole. But did you know that the Arctic region is about the same size as the Antarctic region? That the average thickness of the pack ice on the Arctic Ocean is 2-3 meters (6-10 feet)? That the Arctic is the only place that polar bears live?

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