Geog: Extreme Environments - Antarctica (Case Study)

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Extreme Environment - Antarctica

Environmental Impacts

  • Trample on plants - moss, lichen - which grow slowly in cold climates, bottom of food chain
  • Animals distracted by humans, such as penguins, seals
  • May abandon their young and eggs as a result
  • Accidentally introduce non-native species/diseases 
  • Ship and planes - accidents, oil spills

Benefits

  • On-board lectures raise awareness on sensitive issue
  • Promotes understanding

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