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The Arctic

The Arctic (/ˈɑrktɪk/ or /ˈɑrtɪk/) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of the Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, the United States (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The Arctic region consists of a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by treeless permafrost. The area can be defined as north of the Arctic Circle (66° 33'N), the approximate limit of the midnight sun and the polar night. Alternatively, it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C (50 °F); the northernmost tree line roughly follows the isotherm at the boundary of this region.

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Polar Bear Myths & Facts

Test your polar bear I.Q.! Do polar bears have fiber optic fur? Do they cover their black noses when hunting? Can we build artificial platforms to save them? Our biologists answer myths and provide facts about polar bears.

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Polar Bear Conservation status
 

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