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polar ecosystems

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Earth's polar regions are the areas of the globe surrounding the poles also known as frigid zones. The North Pole and South Pole being the centres, these regions are dominated by the polar ice caps, resting respectively on the Arctic Ocean and the continent of Antarctica. Polar sea ice is currently diminishing, possibly as a result of global warming. World map frigid. svg The frigid zones. LocationPolarRegions. png Location of the polar regions. Frozenground. gif Northern Hemisphere permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in purple.

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