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Dec 30

Creatures of the Continents - Part 6: Antarctica by Cody Rasmussen

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 30, 2022 at 9:22 AM by Genesis Gaule


"Antarctica. You know, that giant continent at the bottom of the earth that’s ruled by penguins and seals."
- C.B. Cook, “Twinepathy”

Upon this planet we call home, one can find a great multitude of forms of life. From the birds in the sky to the creatures beneath the waves, the creatures that move upon the earth to the ones that move below it. They are everywhere. Some can be seen in certain places around the world more than others. One of these places is none other than the Antarctic continent.


Despite being one of the most inhospitable places in the world, the continent of Antarctica is teeming with a unique variety of wildlife. Skirting below and across the pack ice, the Leopard seal patrols the water of the continent in search of its prey. Meanwhile the Southern elephant seal comes ashore to rest and mate.

Artic tern in flight

In the skies above the ice soar a multitude of avian species. From the Albatross to the Arctic and Antarctic terns, the South polar skua to the Antarctic petrel, many species of bird lay their eggs and hunt upon this continent. 

Blue whale and orca

As the birds fly above the ice, below it in the depths a world awaits. Humpback whales and Blue whales fill the ocean depths with their songs, while the Orca hunts down its prey. But they are not alone. Antarctic krill make their way through the water in swarms while the Colossal squid lies in wait to ambush its own prey.

Emperor penguin

Though of all the creatures that inhabit the continent, none is more known worldwide…than the penguin. These flightless birds have long made the continent of Antarctica either their home or their breeding grounds. The Chinstrap and Adélie penguins are two such species that use the continent as their breeding grounds. However, there is one other species that is the most known of the penguins, and braves the harsh Antarctic winters to trek across the ice to their own breeding grounds: The Emperor penguin.

The continent of Antarctica has many wondrous creatures that call it home. The sounds echo throughout the mountains and valleys, constantly reaffirming that life is bountiful there. Keep watch for the next blog post in this series, where it will be based on the creatures of Africa!

“If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.”
- Andrew Denton

More in this Series: Part 1: North America | Part 2: South America | Part 3: Europe | Part 4: Asia | Part 5: Australia

Dec 12

Book Notes 12/12/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 12, 2022 at 9:12 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Join us Thursday, December 15 @ 4 pm for Tinkertown! Where we'll be learning about Glow in the Dark Geometry. More information...

A History of the World in 100 Animals by Simon Barnes

Award-winning author Simon Barnes charts the close relationship between humans and animals, finding examples from around the planet that bring the story of life on earth vividly to life, with great insight and understanding.


Solo Leveling by Chugong

The weakest of the weak, E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung has no money, no talent, and no prospects to speak of. And when he enters a hidden dungeon that fateful day, he ends up being left to die in the aftermath of a horrendous tragedy. At death's door, Jinwoo is suddenly invited to be a "player" by a mysterious voice. Desperate to live, Jinwoo jumps at the chance...but what is this strange new leveling system that only he can see?

Young Adult Graphic Novel SOLO

Now I Know  edited by Dan Lewis

The Soviets invaded Wisconsin?! and 99 more interesting facts, plus the amazing stories behind them // This book is the ultimate challenge for even the biggest trivia buff. From the time a tomato plant stood up to a volcano to Portland's great garbage battle of 2002, this book will put your general knowledge to the test and explain the most fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

031.02 LEWIS

The Emerald Tide by Davis Bunn

Years after his wife's death, art history teacher Derek Gaines has finally made a kind of peace with himself. If anything is truly responsible for Derek making it back from the brink, it's his edifying work as a consultant for auction houses--and indulging a consuming sideline job: tracking stolen art. But Derek's latest hunt will lead him toward challenges both professional and personal that he's not prepared to face. He discovered the art of falling in love again…

Large Print BUNN Miramar v.6

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Oct 31

Book Notes 10/31/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 31, 2022 at 10:38 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Join us on Tuesday, November 8 @ 5:30 pm for the opening reception of Arts for Vets: In Memoriam--An art exhibit featuring the work of deceased veterans. More information...

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth

Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal: find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom.

Science Fiction ROTH

The Alpha Female Wolf by Rick McIntyre

The Fierce Legacy of Yellowstone's 06 // In his latest book, award-winning author and renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre turns his spotting scope on 06 and more remarkable female wolves, telling the dramatic true story of five generations of female leaders in Yellowstone National Park. As Rick shows us, female wolves, not their male counterparts, play the most pivotal roles in pack life. They choose who may mate with them and where their pack will hunt and raise pups. They negotiate treaties and fiercely defend their families. The only opponent they cannot defeat is a human with a gun.

599.773 MCINTYRE

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

Laura and Skylark are sent off on their first mission together into the heart of the country's oldest and most mysterious Blight, and they discover the work of mages not encountered since the darkest period in America's past, when Black mages were killed for their power.

Young Adult IRELAND

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd

1989: A lonely boy named Gil is sent to live off the coast of Western Australia among the seasonal fishing community where his late mother once resided. There, on the tiny reef-shrouded island, he discovers the story of an infamous shipwreck.


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