Continental Antarctica Bioregion
- N/ATotal Land Area (1000 ha)
- 15Number of Ecoregions
- N/AProtection Target
- N/AProtection level
The main Antarctica bioregion includes the entirety of the Antarctic continent, with the exception of the Antarctic Peninsula. It consists of ice-covered land, glaciers, and coastal ice sheets, but also includes a variety of coastal tundra habitats important for biodiversity. The bioregion includes 15 tundra ecoregions altogether – Ellsworth Land Tundra , Marie Byrd Land Tundra . Transantarctic Mountains Tundra,  South Victoria Land Tundra , North Victoria Land Tundra , Adelie Land Tundra , East Antarctic Tundra , Prince Charles Mountains Tundra , Enderby Land Tundra , Dronning Maud Land Tundra , South Antarctic Peninsula Tundra , Central South Antarctic Peninsula Tundra , Northeast Antarctic Peninsula Tundra , Northwest Antarctic Peninsula Tundra , Ellsworth Land Tundra  – and adjacent marine areas in the Southern Ocean, which shelter an abundance of wildlife, including penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squids, fur seals, many endemic fish species, and the nesting ground for over 100 million birds.
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