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Mountains and Ice Caps

This biome has temperatures that decline below zero. The coldest it has been is -12 degrees Celsius. The temperature at night falls below freezing. It falls 10 degrees for every 1/2 miles you go up! The animals in this region have thick fur to keep them
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Damien Burris

on 14 November 2011

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Transcript of Mountains and Ice Caps

Mountains and Ice caps -The mountains and Ice Cap region is near the artic circle
-The abiotic factors are mainly rocks, permafrost, and some mountains
-The main animals are yaks, alpacas, mountain goats, polar bears, condors, walrus, seals, and other warm blooded animals.
- In the mountain and ice cap biome they experience in the summer continous sunlight.
-In the winter they experience continous darkness. Also they experince harsh storms in the winter time as well -The plants in this biome aren't like the trees but they are short shrubs.
-Some of the plant life here are the Phacelia, bear grass, moss, and wild potato. Fun Facts
- This place only gets about 30 cm of rain a year.
-The artic only covers 16% of the Earth's surface.
-The ideal growing time for plants is only 180 days. The biome doesn't have very many trees or shrubs. The trees here don't grow very tall and the small shrubs here don't grow very well either. These shrubs provide most of the food for the organisms here. They may also eat one another. There is water in this region. The water in this region is frozen. Shockingly whales, crabs, Walrus, ringed seals, arctic cods, bottlenose dolphins, and killer whales are able to live under the ice. The average temperature is 0 degrees Celcius!!! There is a bunch of snow in this region. The amount of snow is between 8-20 inches. The water has snow on it for about 10 months. The animals here all have fur or alot of fat/blubber This is a animation version of a Chinchilla This is an arctic wolf This is a Killer Whale This is a llama <http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/alpine.htm>. <http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/alpine.htm>. <http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/ice.htm>. <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_animals_live_in_the_mountain_biome>.
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