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Tundra Abiotic Factors
Tundra Biotic Factor
WHAT KIND OF NATIVE ANIMALS AND PLANT LIVE HERE (Tundra and Arctic)
Although the ground is covered with snow until June, there are approximately 1700 different kinds of plants that grow on the tundra. There is a very short growing season and only plants with shallow root systems are able to grow. You will find plants that grow close to the ground, small flowering plants, grasses, mosses, lichens (flowerless plants that grow on rocks and trees) and dwarf shrubs (low-growing woody plants).
Many animals live on the tundra, including caribou. lemmings, musk oxen, arctic foxes and wolves. Some animals stay all year round, others migrate to warmer places for the winter. Arctic animals have thick coats to keep them warm.
Those living in the icy water have blubber (a thick layer of fat under the skin). Many Arctic animals live in the ocean. Some of these animals are called mammals. Polar bears, walruses, seals and whales are mammals that live in the ocean. There are also many kinds of fish ( Arctic char, trout and grayling ). To survive in the icy water, fish produce an "antifreeze" protein that keeps their blood ice-free.
LIVE THE COLD LIFE
Saturday, May 14th, 5am to Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30am
There are 28 communities located on the mainland and on islands. The largest is the capital Iqaluit (population 6200, on Baffin Island). Grise Fiord is the northernmost community in Canada (population 163). Some other communities in Nunavut are Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset and Resolute.
Recreational Activites for the whole entire family
- Hiking and Backpacking
- River Floating
- Wildlife Viewing
in the winter
The average winter temperature is -34° C (-30° F
in the summer
average summer temperature is 3-12° C (37-54° F) which enables this biome to sustain life
the rainy days
average rainy days are 60-70 F
IF YOUR ARE PLANNING TO VISIT DURING THESE TIMES OF THE YEAR
People must dress very warmly in the winter because of the cold winds. They wear long parkas that reach down to their knees. Mothers can keep babies warm inside the large hoods of their parkas. Most of the clothing is bought from a store, but some still wear the traditional (old ways) clothes when they go out on the land.
- In summer, temperatures throughout the Arctic tundra oscillate between the 30s and the 50s Fahrenheit. During the warmer days, some of the soil melts, making waterproof boots a priority. Middle insulation layers are the ones you will probably remove when it gets warmer. These layers should ideally be made of polypropylene fleece. The Arctic tundra gets very little precipitation, so there's only a small risk of rain getting your clothes wet. However, your outer layer should still be waterproof in case you fall or make contact with the ice and melted snow.