Definition of subantarctic in English:

subantarctic

Syllabification: sub·ant·arc·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbantˈärktik, -ˈärtik
 
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adjective

  • Of or relating to the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle.
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    • Kelp Gulls are widely distributed in the Southern Hemisphere, breeding in South America, southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, subantarctic islands, and Antarctic Peninsula.
    • As big as a goose and with a six-foot wingspan, the southern giant petrel nests throughout the Antarctic continent (as well as on several subantarctic islands).
    • The subantarctic region is characterized by a permanent cold temperature with an annual mean around + 4°C, strong and permanent wind and very high precipitation.

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