Tundra

By: Muriel and Kathleen

Climate and Weather: (Arctic)

Animal Species: http://www.ehow.com/info_8037113_omnivores-live-tundra.html

Carnivores:
  • Wolves, Grizzly Bear(endangered) (TOP),

Herbivores:

  • Lemmings, Caribou (endangered), Arctic Hares, Squirrels

Omnivores:

  • Polar Bear (endangered), Vole, Arctic Ground Squirrel, Arctic Foxes(endagered), Snowy Owls, Black Bears

Entomology:

  • Mosquitoes, Flies, Moths, Grasshoppers, Blackflies, Arctic Bumble Bees

Parasites:

  • Tick

Detritivores:

  • Springtails??, Mites



KEY:

Non-endangered--without boldness

Non-Native--not many because the Arctic is a hard climate to have a Species that hasnt been there, take it over and have a habitat there.

Endangered---Bold



Plant Species:

Non-Endangered Plants: Caribou Moss, Diamond-Leaf Willow, Labrador Tea, Pasque Flower, Tuffted Saxifrage, Arctic Moss, Bearberry


Endangered: Aleutian Shield Fern, Bering Sea Douglasia, Sessile-Leaved Scurvy-Grass, Aleutian Wormwood, Calders Lovage


Non-Native: Pineapple Weed, Butter and Eggs, Brittlestem Hempnettle, Tansy Mustard, Quackgrass

Arctic Adaptaions:

  • Animals---Excessive Fat and Warm, Thick Coats
  • Insects---little hairs on bodies
  • Plants----Shorter to ground, In groups, In between cracks in rocks
  • Fish---Antifreeze lowers body temp. of cell fluids

Environmental Issues:

  1. Toxic Chemicals (pollution)
  2. Permafrost Melting Leading to Global Warming
  3. Carbon levels increased drastically

FUN FACTS!!!!:

  • Titanic Hit and Sank because of an Arctic Iceberg
  • Sun shines all day and all night in the summer time
  • Greenland?? Not green and warm??? Nope cold and windy
  • Warm to them is 50 degrees F