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Hudson Bay and Arctic Lowlands
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Arctic/Hudson Bay Lowlands
The Hudson Bay lowlands is a flat, low area covered by swampy forests and swampbogs (muskeg). The Hudson Bay lowlands are 26 million hectares which is one quarter of the province and it supports the worlds third largest wetlands.
The landforms in the Arctic are greatly affected by cold northern climate and it contains all of Ontario's tundra (284,000 hectares). A main physical feature is pingos (rounded hills with ice). The Arctic contains a total of 94 islands. Ellesmere Island's icecap is 200,100 meters above sea level and is hundreds of meters thick.
The Arctic and Hudson Bay lowlands bring in 215,000 tourists per year with canoeing, white water kayaking, fishing, beautiful scenery, etc.
The Arctic and Hudson Bay lowlands has many natural resources such as oils, natural gas, metals, coal, etc as well as forests (the Hudson Bay has 20% of Ontarios forests).
The Artic/Hudson Bay lowlands were formed when sediments such as rock and debris were compressed into layers over millions of years.
Some national parks in the Arctic are Sirmilik National Park, Aulavik National Park and Polar Bear National Park. A portion of national parks in Hudson Bay are Wapusk National Park and the Churchill Wildlife manage area.
The industries in the Hudson Bay is mining oil, natural gas, and diamonds, forestry, hunting and fishing. Diamonds are the biggest industry in the Hudson Bay is worth 100 million dollars.
The industries in the Arctic is mining oil, and gas, furs, and fishing.
By: Charlotte, Falaq, Jessica and Mai-Linh
The Hudson bay lowlands is a flat, low area covered by a swampy forest. It is the largest wetland in Canada and takes up 25% of Ontario. It is 26 million hectares long with 50% of it is covered with water and 20% of Ontario's forest.
The arctic lowland has harsh climate makes it had for the agriculture ground. Ice jams are very common in this area. Every year many areas are frozen.
-supports largest wetlands
-it is 26 million hectares
-It covers 1/4 of Ontario
-One forest contains less than 25%
-Hudson Bay has swamp bogs
-It is a flat, low area covered by swampy forests
-it contains all of Ontario's tundra
-It is 284, 000 hectares
-Average of 215 000 tourists per year
-Canoeing, white water kayaking and fishing
-Churchill Wildlife Manage Area
-50% is covered with water
-20% is Ontario's forests
-26 million hectares
-Third largest wetland in
-It covers 25% of Ontario
-A flat, low area
-Frozen in many areas
-Layer of permafrost
BY: JESSICA, CHARLOTTE, MAI-LINH, AND FALAQ