How do polar animals stay warm in icy water?

P1 were investigating the answer to this question today.  We tried putting our hands in icy water but it didn’t feel comfortable.  Then we tried with a woolly glove but it got wet and uncomfortable too.  Finally we tried covering out hands with fat.  It was slightly warmer! The fat on our hands was like the blubber on the animals and it stopped them feeling wet and cold.

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