Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200mm (8in) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89.2°C (−128.6°F), though the average for the third quarter (the coldest part of the year) is −63°C (−81°F). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades. Vegetation, where it occurs, is tundra.
In 1993, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is a guide at an Antarctica research base under contract with the National Science Foundation. UCLA professor, Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), arrives at the base. He presses Shepard to take him to Mount Melbourne to attempt to find a rare meteorite from the planet Mercury. Shepard does so, ignoring his own intuition, which tells him it is too late in the season to complete such a treacherous route, and decides that the only way to get to Mount Melbourne is by dog sled.
Cape Town - The five matriculants who secured a trip to Antarctica will finally depart after preparing themselves during their nine day isolation. The group of Matrics in Antarctica (MIA) learners stayed at the Table Bay hotel for their Covid-19 isolation period and will depart from there on Tuesday.
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It began with claims he helped a wealthy businesswoman and her daughter get on to a taxpayer-funded trip to Antarctica... He then alleged Mr Peters was attempting to deflect attention from the Antarctica story ... Isolation hotels near capacity ... Thirty-two hotels across the country are currently being used to house returning Kiwis and they’re nearly full.
Asked about the stranded researchers, Rajeevan said, "The people returned from Antarctica are still at Cape Town... The 28 researchers, returning to India after conducting their research at Antarctica, had reached South Africa in April. They, however, had to be quarantined in a hotel in Cape Town due to their travel.
“It was the longest and most difficult journey to Antarctica over the years,” he said ... When the team eventually arrived at Punta Arenas on the southern tip of Chile, they isolated for two weeks in a hotel as a precaution, before finally boarding a boat loaded with food, fuel and research equipment to Antarctica.
Across the world, high-end restaurants, tour operators, and five-star hotels face cancelation after cancelation. The virus has been found on every continent except Antarctica... formerly crowded tourist sites practically deserted, impossibly low rates for flights and hotels, the freedom of last-minute booking.
Disney is closing down its theme parks in Japan as the novel coronavirus outbreak in that country escalates ...Worldwide, there are at least 2,800 deaths, mostly in mainland China, and more than 83,000 global cases, with infections on every continent except Antarctica. The Tokyo resort said it will refund guests for admission fees and hotel bookings ... .
The coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positive 1,000 tourists on a Spanish island are quarantined in their hotel after one of them tested positive for coronavirus Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the ...
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