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Antarctic Food Web

Antarctic Food Web

This is an Antarctic Food Web. See if you can identify all the parts of the food web that make this a functioning, healthy ecosystem. Look for:

The Producers - the phytoplankton.

The Primary Consumers – the squid, fish and krill.

The Secondary Consumers – the penguins, seals, and whales.

The Scavengers, Decomposers or Detrivores – this is less clear in this food web, but fish, krill and zooplankton all eat bits of organic matter floating in the ocean, so play more than one an important role in the Antarctic Food Web.


For assessing comprehension of this food web, try the Antarctic Food Web Activity.

To make black and white copies for your whole class, see the copy-friendly version below. Use this an Antarctic Food Web Coloring Page.

Antarctic Food Web has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar