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Arctic

Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.

The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the equator, 23 deg 28' from the north pole. This and the antarctic circle are called the polar circles, and between these and the poles lie the frigid zones. See zone.

Origin: oe. Artik, OF. Artique, f. Arctique, L. Arcticus, fr. Gr, fr. A bear, also a northern constellation so called; akin to L. Ursus bear, Skr. Ksha. Extremely cold; an arctic climate; a frigid day; gelid waters of the North Atlantic; glacial winds; icy hands; polar weather.


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... And move those other species to the same place where we took those endangered ones from. Like transporting several colonies of penguins to the Arctic and several groups of polar bears to Antarctica.

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Mon May 13, 2013 8:24 pm
 
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Topic: A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species
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... Australia. Most European habitats aren't too different than North American or some Asian Habitats. There are even many similarities between the Arctic and the Antarctica. So, if we have a group of endangered plant and animal species in, let's say, African rainforests, let's take a few small ...

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Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm
 
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Effect of temperature on Metabolism

Why does a desert hopping mouse has a higher metabolic rate compare to an arctic fox??? PLs reply immediately if u know the answer. I need it by 2day

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Re: Why are leaves green?

... We don't see color differences in plants between hot and cool places. If heat was so important, tropical plants should have different colors than arctic plants. The argument that there's more than enough light so it is not limiting makes no sense either: plants have lots of tricks to grow tall ...

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Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:20 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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