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The word "Arctic" originates from the Greek word for "bear." The Arctic area encompasses more than 18 million square miles. Neanderthal remains found in the Arctic have been carbon-dated to thousands of years after it is... More »

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The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world and is about 8 percent of the size of the Pacific Ocean. Its water is consistently cold with temperatures ranging between minus 30 to minus 70 degrees Celsius throughou... More »

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Arctic seals, more commonly known as harp seals, are carnivorous animals with average life-spans of approximately 20 years, though some live as long as 30 to 35 years. Harp seals can reach a hefty 400 pounds, and their c... More »

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Arctic seals, more commonly known as harp seals, are carnivorous animals with average life-spans of approximately 20 years, though some live as long as 30 to 35 years. Harp seals can reach a hefty 400 pounds, and their c... More »

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The name titanium originates from the Greek word "titanos," meaning Titans from Greek mythology. Titanium is the ninth most abundant element in the earth's crust. More »

The Arctic is not considered a continent because it is a region that is not comprised of one specific land mass. Several countries belonging to separate continents reach into the Arctic region. More »

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The seven countries located within the Arctic circle are Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia, the United States, Denmark and Canada. Only a very small portion of Iceland is in the Arctic Circle, and only the state of Alaska ... More »

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