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Alpine Biome

A description about the animals and plants
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Justin Qualley

on 14 March 2013

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By: Justin and Spencer Alpine Biome Weather Plants Summer Bear Grass Winter 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (4.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius)
Sun shines almost 24 hours
Lasts from June to September Temperatures can turn from warm to freezing in a day The higher you go the colder it gets -12 degrees Celsius
Sun shines for nearly 20 hours
Lasts from October to May Other things to Know Moss Campion Pigmy Bitterroot Wild Potato eats eats eats eats eats Precipitation 30 cm. a year on average Because of the high altitude there are a lot of UV rays Found in The U.S., Mexico, the coast of South America, China, Sweden, Russia, and Mongolia Location The Alpine biome is a very cold biome with few animals and plants. The Alpine biome is also very mountainous and all the animals are warm blooded. Chinchilla Yak Alpaca Llama Mountain Goat Adaptations Moss Campion- Pigmy Bitterroot- Bear Grass- Wild Potato- Grows low to avoid blowing ice
and cold winds Labrador Tea Labrador Tea- The fuzzy underside sucks up water because it is very dry
in the alpine biome Reproduces asexually because using seeds is very risky with the strong winds and snow and it is perennial so that it stays alive every year Holds on to nutrients in case there is a bad year where it might not get enough nutrients It grows underground and in many
shapes so that it will be protected from
cold winds and blowing ice and Animals True False Questions and 1.) __ The Alpine biome is located in flat areas of land
2.) __ All the animals in the Alpine biome are warm-blooded
3.) __ The Wild Potato only grows in one similar shape
4.) __ There are over 300 types of alpine plants 5.) __ The animals have more blood cells Answers 1.) False
2.) True
3.) False
4.) False
5.) True Glossary Lasting or existing
for a long time of Terms A red protein responsible
for transporting oxygen in the blood of
vertebrates Perennial- Hemoglobin- Source List http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/alpine.htm http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/
mountainwath/mtnplantadapt.cfm http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/alpine.html Blue marks where the Alpine biome is found It is found in high mountainous areas in an elevation above 10,000 ft. All animals here have more hemoglobin in their blood because of the low oxygen levels http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronaldhanko/3783293743/ http://www.sandiegowholesaleflowers.com/fresh-bulk-flowers-greenery-
bear-grass-bundle-p-495.htm http://www.larkspurbooks.com/portul1.html
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