Arctic Tundra

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The Alaskin tundra conditions are very cold, with an annual average temperature less than 5 c wich makes it mostly snowy down there.

The impact that the following has on a biome.

Water Depth.

In this picture you will notice all of the green that means the water levels are at normal conditions the black and blue mean they are higher than other, black being the highest.

Tundra Animals

Snowy Owl

Its adaptations are it has a thick layers of feathers, even there legs and toes are covered with feathers, wich helps them stay well camouflaged in winter. They have very strong feet and have curved claws, there claws help catch and hold on to prey.

well camouflaged in winter

Musk Ox

They have a double coat of hair for protection against the Arctic weather but the smaller you are the warmer you stay.They also short ears, short tails, stocky bodies, and short legs.


They have a dense, woolly undercoat shielded by longer, hollow guard hairs, the guard hairs trap air to insulate the animal's body, a factor that also makes caribou quite buoyant in the water.

Tundra Plants

Hairy Stems and Small Leave

The hairs on the stems of many tundra plants, such as the Arctic crocus, help to trap heat near the plant and act as protection from the wind. Plants adapted to the tundra have small waxy leaves to prevent the loss of precious water in this dry environment.

Arctic Poppy

The Arctic poppy have cup-shaped flowers that move with the sun. The cup allows more sunlight to focus on the middle of the flower; this warmth helps it to grow more quickly.

Arctic Lichen

This is one of the hardy plants of the Arctic tundra region which survives extreme cold of weather. The Caribou feeds on these lichens and it is not just used for survival.

Tundra Food Chain

the herbivores, such as the lemmings and caribous, which feed on moss and lichen. The secondary consumers are the omnivores, such as the grizzly bears and brown bears, which feed on primary consumers and the autotrophs (plant and phytoplankton species). The tertiary consumers are the carnivores, such as the Arctic wolves and polar bears, which feed on primary and secondary consumers inhabiting this biome.

How Humans Have an Impact on the Arctic Tundra

  1. What is the issue? The cinditions are so gental in this biome that he slightest change could be bad.
  2. Why should we be concerned?Give specific examples. Because the animals there will be indangered.
  3. What is the impact (both immediate and long term)? Because by what we are doing is killing our eviorment which will soon kill us and our children.
  4. In what location(s) is this occurring? In the arctic Tundra.
  5. What human activity is the cause? Us taking away land and making room for oil riggs.
  6. What populations are being effected?How? Population for humians and animals because people are taking land so we can have oil.
  7. What is a possible solution and recommendation for the future? Not taking peoples land from then and trying to put less oil riggs there.