Saturday, 16 December 2006

Penguin Spotting!

This webcam on the island of South Georgia was pointed out a while back by a Scottish geography teacher friend, and watching the penguins on the beach in front of the camera is a great distraction from marking mock exams!

South Georgia is an island in the South Atlantic, and is at about the same latitude relative to the South Pole as the north of England is to the North Pole, but is much colder than the UK - can you find out why?

Because South Georgia is in the southern hemisphere, it is summer there at the moment. Keep visiting and watch how things change when winter arrives...

There is plenty of interesting reading on the South Georgia website as well, particularly for Yr13 who will be starting to look at human activity in cold environments after Christmas. Watch out for some more human activity/cold environments links coming soon...

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