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The people who travel to or live in Antarctica fall into two main groups, those who live and work on scientific research stations or bases, and tourists. No-one lives in Antarctica indefinitely in the way that they do in the rest of the world. It has no commercial industries, no towns or cities, no permanent residents.


No humans live in Antarctica permanently. However, about 1,000 to 5,000 people live through the year at the science stations in Antarctica. Only plants and animals that can live in cold live there. The animals include penguins, seals, nematodes, tardigrades and mites. Plant life includes some grass and shrubs, algae, lichen, fungi, and bacteria.


It’s cold enough in the winter to kill a man before he can take a piss. It’s cold enough in the winter to freeze the antifreeze people in Siberia put in their fuel to keep it from freezing. There is nothing to eat except penguin. It’s remote from ...


Did Antarctica remain entirely unvisited by humans until the early 19th century? ... we have learned so much about the scope and ingenuity of human life in ancient times and far flung corners of the earth, and so I wonder: Have we perhaps learned something about humans in Antarctica? Can we say with a degree of certainty ...


What It's Really Like to Live (and Fall in Love) on Antarctica "In the middle of winter, underneath all those stars, people trot around in really, really weird costumes like it ain't no thing.


Humans who live in Antarctica are scientists or workers in support of science, and they live there based on having jobs, which are paid for by the countries supporting the science at that research ...


Few people have travelled to Antarctica and even fewer have actually stayed overnight on the continent. People sleep on expedition ships or fly to Antarctica to step on the land, but not many people have actually camped in a bivy sac, in the middle of the snow beside snoring leopard seals. Camping on Antarctica is a must.


Antarctica has no indigenous population, and there is no evidence that it was seen by humans until the 19th century. However, in February 1775, during his second voyage, Captain Cook called the existence of such a polar continent "probable" and in another copy of his journal he wrote:"[I] firmly believe it and it's more than probable that we have seen a part of it".


Antarctica is the only continent on Earth without indigenous human inhabitants. At present scientists and staff from 30 countries live on about 70 bases (40 year-round and 30 summer-only), with an approximate population of 4,000 in summer and 1,000 in winter.


A video on Antarctica and various environmental aspects related to the continent. Submitted as our Environmental Science project at Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.