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Hudson Bay Plains

Ecozone assignment

Someone Something

on 20 April 2010

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Hudson Bay Plains Ecozone Climate Wildlife Human Activity Soils Landform Vegetation Factors Boreal climate region Temperature looks like types Habitats very acidic soil = limited vegetation Wetland: sedges and mosses Dry: ground-hugging shrubs, lichens and herbs coniferous trees poor drainage largest wetland area Similar to Taiga but with wetlands Larch trees Black Spruce trees organic waste wet soil organic matter permafrost soils ground ice in winter silt clay fine textured lake deposits mostly organic matter acidic soils clay = minerals cold and long winters permafrost and ground ice hunting fishing tourism trapping no farming largest continous wetland Hudson Bay Lowlands bogs wetlands Precipitation dirty water = mosquitoes "the insect-infested landscape of bog and fog" 400-800mm wetlands = frogs and waterfowl +65% polar bears = Hudson Bay shore shorebirds/seabirds along coast of Hudson Bay formation wetlands were formed by glaciers carving depressions into land marshes lakes nearness to water air masses and ocean currents latitude 12°C to 16°C in summer winter -23°C to -25°C
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