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Frozen Planet: Explore the polar regions

Updated Thursday 6th September 2012

Explore the history, places and species of the Arctic and Antarctic with this interactive map

Click on the image below to start exploring the Arctic and Antarctic. You can access geographic information provided by Arctic and Antarctic experts, watch videos of the wildlife in each region, and see important historical events as people explore the polar regions.

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Special thanks to British Antarctic Survey for their assistance in developing this interactive map.

Please note: If you've arrived at this page looking for our Frozen Planet poster, thank you for your interest, but unfortunately, demand for this item was very high and we have now exhausted our current supplies. Why not explore the Frozen Planet through your computer instead using this interactive map and the links below?

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