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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Antarctica Endangered Species

Regarding the Endangered Species post series, this post is the GeoFact of the Day Blog's last post listing endangered species for every country and major territory in the world!

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Antarctica and surrounding areas lists 7 endangered species and 10 vulnerable species. These are Antarctica's seven IUCN-listed endangered species: the Atlantic Petrel bird, Big-Crested Penguin, Common Rorqual baleen whale, Dark-Mantled Sooty Albatross bird, Gray-Headed Albatross, Indian Yellow-Nosed Albatross, and Northern Royal Albatross. Antipodean Albatrosses, Campbell Albatrosses, Chatham Albatrosses, Collared Petrels, Kerguelen (Eaton's) Pintail birds, Macaroni Penguins, Pot/Sperm Whales (Cachalots), Royal Albatrosses, Wandering Albatrosses, and White-Chinned Petrels are vulnerable near or on Antarctica.

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