Read the letter You need to: Understand where Antarctica is and why it is a special place Assess the threats and uses of Antarctica as a resource for exploration and exploitation What and where is Antarctica? Page 79 and the Atlas Watch the clip and note down all of the physical and human features of Antarctica http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TemK6CF6lF0 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VwADGPfjerI Fishing and Whaling Produce a timeline of fishing and whaling in the Southern ocean using pages 79 and 80 Date 1786 1830 1868 1925 1930s 1950 1960s 1964 1966 2008 Event Why are Krill so important to the Southern Ocean food chain? (page 80/1) Tourism in Antarctica Look at pages 90 to 93 of the Advanced Topic master for Glaciation and Periglaciation. 1. What attracts tourists to Antarctica? 2. How do they access this place? 3. What has happened to the number of tourists over time? (use the graph to help) 4. What impact does tourism have on this environment? 5. Is tourism well managed in this region? Opinion Line The Madrid Protocol, Banning Mining, should be scrapped It is justifiable to allow whaling Antarctica remains a wilderness Tourism to Antarctica should be banned Tourism to Antarctica should be restricted Homework Visit www.coolantarctica.com and research the facts and science section, look at the photographs as well.