sub·​ant·​arc·​tic | \ ˌsəb-ant-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce subantarctic (audio) , -ˈär-tik \

Definition of subantarctic

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a region just outside the antarctic circle

Examples of subantarctic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Antarctic and subantarctic waters preferred by males, the Patagonian toothfish fisheries that dominate the area have implemented regulations to limit the problem, such as fishing only at night when fewer birds are in flight. Tara Santora, Scientific American, "Should Ecologists Treat Male and Female Animals like ‘Different Species’?," 2 June 2020 Now, after 30 years of research, a team of scientists have discovered the planet's eighth lava lake on a remote, subantarctic island. Sophie Sherry And David Williams, CNN, "Rare lava lake discovered on remote island is one of only eight," 4 July 2019 But very few people know or are aware of the incredible group of subantarctic islands located between the main islands and Antarctica. Liz Carlson, Outside Online, "8 Can't-Miss New Zealand Adventures," 24 June 2019 Pitman suggests that a good common name for the orcas would be the subantarctic killer whale. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "Mysterious new orca species likely identified," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of subantarctic

1851, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Subantarctic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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