Introduction! Not many things can survive Antarctica. And the things that do, need to be tough. Out there, its survival of the fittest, dog eats dog. If you aren’t at the top, you die.
At The Top! At the top of the food chain comes the killer whale. It eats everything except plankton and sea birds. The plankton wouldn’t fill it up and the it wouldn’t be able to catch the sea birds. Of all the animals in the food web, this is the one you should watch out for. They are also known as orca and hunt in pods using sensor to bounce off things and then swims to where the sensor is bouncing off something.
Leopard Seals! Like the animal the leopard seal is named after, it’s a fierce predator. It may look cute and fluffy but its number two on their food chain. It doesn’t eat as much as the killer whale, but it still only has one predator.
Baleen Whales! Baleen whales aren’t vicious but they should be near the top because of its size, the only animal that would dare attack it is the killer whale. It only eats krill, but due to its size, eating enough krill to sustain it could take all day. Baleen whales have no teeth but instead they have strong bristles to filter out water and leave the krill behind in its stomach.
Krill! Without this tiny creature, there would be no animals living in the Antarctic waters. You see, the fish feed on the krill, the penguins feed on the fish, the seals feed on the penguins and the whales on the seals. Without the krill, the fish would die, then the penguins die because there’s no fish and so on.
Conclusion! There are lot more animals that live in the Antarctic waters but it would take too long to explain all of them and say where they are on the food chain. I hope you have enjoyed our slide.
the end! By Cameron Leavsely and Ashlyn Condon!
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