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There is a layer of permafrost on the ground creating bogs and shallow lakes that never drain. The definition of Tundra...
A vast treeless zone lying between the ice cap and the timberline Caribou Female Caribou will weigh about 200 pounds..A male Caribou will weigh up to 600 pounds Animal Facts Influences on Earth Influence on plant growth In the Tundra biome the ground is always wet a few centimeters down into the ground from the permafrost so plant roots grow super fast. Feeding for animals With all of the plant life in the biome animals like Caribou and Musk Ox have a lot of food and recourses to survive Migration for animals Most of the bird species of the tundra have the ability to migrat to live in warmer locations during the freezing cold months of winter Geology Floods After the cold winter months and the snow starts to melt and there is no drain for the water so it makes big pools of water Mountains Mountains in the Tundra are not huge but some of them are high enough in elevation to hold snow year around Bogs and Marshes The way the ground is always wet it creates big bogs that stretch for miles and marshes that go on for a long ways Countries Endangered Species Latitude and longitude The arctic tundra in the far northern hemisphere is 71.1 degrees North and 150 degrees West 3 Facts Extremely cold climate,
Low biotic diversity,
Simple vegetation structure 3 more facts Limitation of drainage,
Short season of growth,
Large population oscillation Polar Bear Musk Ox The reason the endangered because humans want there meat,fur,horns The reason there endangered is the global warming Wood Bison There endangered because of hunters hunting them to extinction Fun Facts Fact The tundra has one growing tree the willow tree Fact The tundra is the second most deadly environment Fact 6 weeks of summer and the rest cold winter months "Tundra." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 09 May 2013. "What Is the Temperature of the Tundra?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 09 May 2013. Citations "Tundra Animals." Tundra Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 May 2013. "Tundra Plants." Tundra Plants. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 May 2013. "Endangered Species - Tundra Biome." Endangered Species - Tundra Biome. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 May 2013. Videos