The Arctic Tundra By: Fatima siddiqui

What Is It?

The Arctic Tundra is a biome with scarce vegetation, and is known as one of the coldest and harshest biomes on the planet.

Ten Plants That Live In The Arctic Tundra:

The Arctic Willow
Pasque Flower
Bearberry bushes
Purple Saxifrage
The Arctic Poppy
Cotton grass
Labrador Tea
Caribou Moss
Arctic Moss
Tufted Saxifrage

Ten Animals That Live In The Tundra:

Arctic Hare
Snowy owl
Arctic Tern
Muskox
Canadian Lynx
Beluga Whale
Arctic Fox
Narwhal
Walrus
Polar Bear

Weather In The Arctic Tundra:

In the Arctic Tundra, the temperature is usually between ten to twenty degrees Fahrenheit. The summer lasts up to sixty days, and the sun shines twenty- four hours a day. The Arctic Tundra only has two seasons; winter and summer. Precipitation in the Arctic Tundra usually comes from melting snow. As already stated, the Arctic Tundra is one of the harshest and coldest biomes on Earth.

Locations of the Arctic Tundras.

Geological Features Of The Arctic Tundra:

1. Really cold weather.

2. Not much biodiversity.

3. Not much vegetation.

4. Energy is only from dead organisms.

Dangers In The Arctic Tundra:

1. The melting of ice and frost.

2. Ultraviolet rays.

Humans:

Humans kill the animals that live in the Arctic Tundra, and take away land that belongs to the native organisms. When we transport oil and there is a spill, the chemicals have the ability to kill a large amount of organisms.

Plants:

There are a few plants in the Arctic Tundra (like the Arctic Poppy) that are poisonous, and poise a threat to other organisms that are unaware of the plants' venom.

Animals:

Because of the melting of ice caps, polar bears have widened their variety of pray, and have now also included humans in that categorie. They are also eating other things that they usually wouldn't, rocking the Arctic Tundra's food web.

Weather:

Global warming is causing the Arctic Tundra's ice caps to melt, killing several species of organisms who live in hat area. The temperatures are also increasing, making the Tundra less cold than how cold it is supposed to be. Many animals are being killed like this.

Other problems:

There is a lot of methane stored below the frozen ground of the Tundra. As the ice melts, the methane is released into the air, creating global warming. Also, if the ice caps melt, many species of wildlife will die.

Bibliography:

http://sciencing.com/environmental-dangers-tundra-23668.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/tundra.php

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/tundra-biome/

https://themysteriousworld.com/top-10-animals-found-in-arctic-region/

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/tundra.php

http://education.seattlepi.com/environmental-dangers-tundra-6068.html

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