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The Arctic Ocean

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Animals that live at the Arctic Ocean

          There lots of different kids of creatures that live in and at the Arctic Ocean.

         

Polar Bears

          Polar bears are a threatened species at the Arctic Ocean because of global climate change. There home is where the permafrost is, and it is all felting away. Polar bear amounts are decreasing due to this. Polar bears are big fuzzy white furred animals related to the bear family.  Male adult polar bears can weigh from 775 to 1, 500 pounds, while females weigh from 330 to 550 pounds. Polar bears live all over the Arctic so they can eat seals.

Seals

There are two different species of seals; one is the grey seal and one is the common seal. The grey seal is the bigger of the two. Male seals can live to be 20 while females can live to be 30 years old. Seals eat fish.

Walruses

          The Walrus is related to the seals and sea lions. They have huge long tusks, tough wrinkly skin, and four flippers. Male walruses weigh between 800 to 1, 700 to 3,700 pounds and can measure between 2.5 to 3.5 meters in length. Females on the other hand can weigh between 850 to 2,700 pounds and can have a length between 2.5 to 3 meters. Walruses like to eat things like claims, and muscles. They also eat worms, gastropods, cephalopods, crustaceans, sea cucumbers, and other soft-bodied animals.

Whales

          Whales are classified in a group with dolphins called cetaceans. There are many different kinds of whales in the Arctic Ocean that range in size and shape. The names of some species of whales in the Arctic Ocean are the blue whale, the fin whale, the beluga whale, giant sperm whale, grey whale, and humpback whales.

          These are only a few creatures that live in the Arctic Ocean out of many.       

Last Updated February 10th 2005