Did you figure out where I was visiting artificial reefs?
I’m off the coast of Destin Florida!
The South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is responsible for making these amazing reefs. Marine animals and humans can enjoy them. They are close to the shore so they are easy to swim, kayak, or paddle board to.
If you visit a beach in this Gulf Coast area, bring your snorkel!
The Gulf Coast is on a body of water called the Gulf of Mexico.
I will be spending a little time here so I hope to see you!
This continent is covered in ice. I am in Antarctica! Did you guess it?
Antarctica is in the south pole. Even though I swam south, I went far away from the equator.
Equator – imaginary line that goes around Earth. It divides the earth from north to south.
Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. It has no direct sunlight and can get as cold as -82 degrees Fahrenheit. In case you missed it, that’s MINUS 82! It is covered in ice and very few animals can live here because it so cold.
You know who can live here? Rocky, the Emperor Penguin. Emperor Penguins are the largest penguins on Earth. They can grow to be almost 4 feet tall and up to 100 lbs. Now that’s a big penguin.
Emperor Penguins are endemic to Antarctica.
Endemic means they live no other place in the world than right here!
That may be fine for Rocky, but I’m freezing my shell off. Time to go.