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Antarctic British & World English

Relating to the south polar region or Antarctica

Antarctic cod British & World English

= Antarctic toothfish.

Antarctic Sea British & World English

(Originally) †= Southern Ocean (obsolete); (later) (the name of) the sea surrounding the Antarctic; the Antarctic Ocean.

Antarctic krill British & World English

A species of krill, Euphausia superba, found in the Antarctic Ocean, which is a primary food source for baleen whales and many other animals and is fished commercially.

Antarctic Pole British & World English

The South Pole of the earth.

Antarctic wolf British & World English

The extinct Falkland Islands wolf, Dusicyon australis.

Antarctic Ocean British & World English

The sea surrounding Antarctica, consisting of parts of the South Atlantic, the South Pacific, and the southern Indian Ocean

Antarctic petrel British & World English

A petrel with white and dark brown plumage, Thalassoica antarctica, which breeds in Antarctica and on some adjacent islands.

Antarctic Treaty British & World English

A (proposed) agreement on international cooperation in Antarctica; (now) specifically the treaty signed in December 1959 and coming into force in June 1961, which introduced measures to protect Antarctica from military and other exploitation, and promote scientific research.

Antarctic Circle British & World English

The parallel of latitude 66° 33ʹ south of the equator. It marks the southernmost point at which the sun is visible on the southern winter solstice and the northernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the southern summer solstice

Antarctic toothfish British & World English

A large predatory perciform fish, Dissostichus mawsoni (family Nototheniidae), found in pelagic waters of the Antarctic, noted for producing a glycoprotein that prevents it from freezing; also called Antarctic cod.

Antarctic Convergence British & World English

The zone of the Antarctic Ocean where the cold, nutrient-laden Antarctic surface water sinks beneath the warmer waters to the north

Antarctic Peninsula British & World English

A mountainous peninsula of Antarctica between the Bellingshausen Sea and the Weddell Sea, extending northwards towards Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands

British Antarctic Territory British & World English

That part of Antarctica claimed by Britain. Designated in 1962 from territory that was formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies, it includes some 388,500 sq. km (150,058 sq. miles) of the continent of Antarctica as well as the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands in the South Atlantic

Australian Antarctic Territory British & World English

An area of Antarctica administered by Australia, lying between longitudes 142° east and 136° east

French Southern and Antarctic Territories British & World English

An overseas territory of France, comprising Adélie Land in Antarctica, and the Kerguelen and Crozet archipelagos and the islands of Amsterdam and St Paul in the southern Indian Ocean

subantarctic British & World English

Relating to the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle

dragonfish British & World English

A deep-sea fish with a long slender body:

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