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Biomes

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LaStarshea Morse

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By Kiana and LaStarshea Biomes Rainforest The artic tundra is at the top of the world around the North Pole, and the alphine is found on the tops of tall, cold mountains. Tundra The taiga is a cold and dreary place. Snow, climate ,and scarcity makes supporting life difficult. Some animals migrate during the winter, and some remain in the taiga. The taiga is the largest biome. It is locate 50 degrees latitude , and in the Artic circle. Taiga Desert Types of PLants
Oak trees
Walnuts
Leaves Temperate ( deciduous forest) Types of Plants
Milkweed Flower
Poison Ivy Grasslands Freshwater
Marine Aquatic Biomes Frogs
Salamanders
Dragonfly
Common Treeshew
Chimpanzee Some Animals of the
Rainforest The average temperature of the rainforest is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. During summer the tropical rainforest is warm and moist. During winter it is cooler.The Rainforest Biome receives the most precipitation. This biome sees 80-400 inches of rain per year. Plant life is rich and prosperous in this environment. Climate of the Tropical Rainforest. Tropical Rainforest Temperate Rainforest There are two types of Rainforest; Temperate and Tropical. Tropical Rainforest can be found near the equator in the U.S. These Rainforest lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Temperate Rainforest are located along coasts in the temperate zone. Animals of the
Tundra Snowy owl
Tundra Swan
Artic Fox Plant Life in the Tundra Temperatures during artic winters dip to -62*F.
The average temperature of the warmest month is between 50*F and 32*F. Climate of the Tundra Epiphytes
Lianas
Buttresses Plant life Hawk Owl
Moose
Wolverine Animals in the Taiga Lichens
Cotton grass
Dark red leaves Conifer Trees (Evergreens)
Birch Trees
Shrubs Types of Plants in the Taiga Saguaro
Barrel Cactus Types of Plants The average temperature is below freezing for six months of a year. Winters are at -65 degrees fahrenheit, while summers are 20 degrees fahrenheit. The rainfall is 12-33 inches per year. Fat Sand Rat
Cactus Wren Animals of the Desert The desert is a place of extreme heat and dryness. It is also referred to as "Death Valley ". Deserts can be found in bands along 30 degrees latitude south. Deserts receive an average of 10 inches of precipitation yearly. The four major deserts of North America are: The Great Basin, Mojave, Sonaran, and Chihuhuan Deserts.
Of course the largest desert in the world is The SAHARA DESERT. Freshwater Rivers & Streams



Ponds & Lakes



Wetlands The freshwater ecosystem consist of 3 types of bodies of water. They are rivers & streams, ponds & lakes, and wetlands. Rivers and streams make up .3% of the Earth's surface. These waterways channel water across the planet. Lakes are larger than ponds. Ponds are shallow enough to support rooted plants. However, lakes are too deep to support rooted plants. Freshwater wetlands can be found all across the world. Some last for short periods of time, and others are permanent. Wetlands are important, because they hold water. This prevents floods. Marine Shorelines



Temperate Oceans



Tropical Oceans The marine ecosystem consist of shorelines, temperate oceans, and tropical oceans. Shorelines serve as the meeting point of where seas and oceans meet land. Plants and animals who live on shorelines have strange adaptations. Tropical oceans are most known for their coral reefs. Marine Organisms Freshwater Organisms Clown Anemonefish Brown Booby Dugong Crab Plover American Alligator Lake Trout Bullfrog Largemouth Bass Types of Animals
Cardinal
Turkey The temperate forest has 4 seasons. Which are summer,winter,spring, and fall. During autumn the leaves on trees change colors, fall off in winter, and frow back in spring. This adaptations of the trees helps them survive. The temperate forest recieves 30-60 inches of rainfall each year. It's temperature varies from season to season. Types of Animals
Bison
Giraffe Lion
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