Antarctica, the southernmost continent on Earth, is divided into East and West Antarctica and is, without a doubt, the least populated continent in the world. Its cold and dry climate makes this continent unique. A vast ice sheet covers almost 98% of Antarctica's landmass.
While most of this continent's thousand terrestrial species are microorganisms—and penguins—Antarctica's surrounding ocean contains a rich variety of maritime life. The most commonly known being seals, dolphins, and whales. Inhabiting this continent are usually scientific teams on research stations, dispatched by several governments.