About Antarctica Animals Amazing antarctic animals – learn about penguins, seals, fish, birds, squid, krill and whales. Plants and microbes Antarctica and its waters are home to lichens, mosses and liverworts, algae, kelp and microscopic organisms. Environmental management Although one of the harshest environments on the planet, Antarctica is also one of the most vulnerable. Antarctic Treaty Learn about the Antarctic Treaty System and its history. Ice and atmosphere Learn about ice and atmosphere in Antarctica. Weather and climate Learn about weather and climate on the icy continent. Geography and geology Learn about the geography and geology of the icy continent. Education resources A handy list of Antarctic-related resources for teachers and students. Australia in Antarctica Australia's activities in Antarctica, including place names, the Australian Antarctic Medal, law and the Australian… History Everything you need to know about the history of Australian Antarctic endeavours. People in Antarctica Learn about what life is like for people living in Antarctica. Tourism Non-government expeditions visit Antarctica on a regular basis. These include tourist ships. This content was last updated 2 years ago on 15 February 2021.