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Transcript of Biomes
By: Sophie Cronk
What is a Biome?
A biome is a large natural community with similar climate, vegetation, and species that occupies a major habitat. The main biomes are...
-Aquatic (Saltwater and Freshwater)
A desert is a barren area of land with low precipitation that reaches high temperatures because of the infrequent rain. Sometimes rain evaporates before it hits the ground. Cacti flourish here. Deserts cover 1/5 of the planet.
Forests are the largest and most complex biomes. They host many plants, specifically trees, and animals. They come in a few types...
There are deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and rainforests.
Obviously grass is the dominant plant here. Inhabited by grazers, insects, mammals, and ground-nesting birds. They vary from savannas to steppes to prairies.
The tundra is known as the 'ice desert.' These flatlands are colder than the grasslands. The tundra is notably the coldest and harshest biome out of the main biomes. Here, it can get as cold as 3 degrees celcius or colder.
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Aquatic Biomes can be two different
types---saltwater and freshwater.
Our example: The Great
The Great Lakes are located between Canada
and the United States, near Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, and
Indiana. These are the biggest freshwater lakes in the world. They contain 84% of North America's surface fresh water, and 21% of the world's surface fresh water.
Adaptation 1: Otters have
webbed feet to help them
swim through the water.
Adaptation 2: Otters have
ears and noses that close
when they go under water.
Adaptation 1: 35%to 45% of
their body freezes during the
winter. Then, they thaw in
Adaptation 2: Wood frogs thaw
before predators awaken so they
can breed earlier.
Our example: Caribbean Sea
Saltwater supports estuaries, coral reefs,
and oceans. Having a wide variety of habitats
makes diversity flourish. Saltwater oceans all
together host 90% of Earth's volcanic activity.
Saltwater oceans also have 97% of all of
Adaptation 1: Stingrays have stingers and barbs to protect themselves.
Stingrays are flat and burrow under the sand to hide.
Can change colors to match surroundings.
Tail can hold onto grasses and coral.
Has a swim bladder that controls floating.
Adaptation 1: Camels have thick
coats that shield them from
Adaptation 2: Camels have
leathery lining in their mouth
that helps chew thorny plants.
Adaptation 3: A camel's coat
lightens in the summer to
Adaptation 1: Rattlesnakes
have tight scales so
water cannot get to them.
Adaptation 2: Rattlesnakes
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Species: Sciurus Carolinensus
Adaptation 1: Gray squirrels
make several thousand caches
to store their food.
Adaptation 2: Gray squirrels mime
hiding food if they see or hear
Adaptation 3: They have great
spatial awareness to relocate
Species: Brachylagus Idahoensis
Adaptation 1: Pygmy
rabbits dig burrows
Adaptation 2: When
they make tunnels in
the winter, their
tunnels go under plants
so they can eat food
without going outside.
Adaptation 1: Stripes make
zebras difficult to
distinguish from other zebra.
Adaptation 2: Zebras stay
in herds to confuse predators.
Species: Bos Primigenius
Adaptation 1: Cows have
four stomachs to digest food.
Adaptation 2: Their tails swat
flies away from them.
Adaptation 1: Foxes can give
birth to up to 25 cubs a year.
Adaptation 2: Their coat is
white so they can blend in with the snow.
Adaptation 3: They have little ears to keep body heat in.
Adaptation 1: Snowy owls
have feathers on their
legs and toes to keep
Adaptation 2: They have
curled claws to grip onto
Species: L. Canadensus
Species: Rana Sylvatica
Species: V. lagopus
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