Biomes Of The World

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Biomes Of The World

Biomes of the World

This is the temperate deciduous forest. It is found in eastern Canada, eastern US, eastern Asia, western Europe, southern Australia, and New Zealand. It has a lot of rain all year long and an average warm climate. There are seasonal changes and tall maple, oak, and birch trees. Berries, ferns, herbs, and mosses grow there and there are squirrels, rabbits, skunks, cougars, deer, wolves, bears, and amphibians. Some of the smaller animals store nuts, the mammals hibernate, and the birds migrate.

This is the boreal forest. It is in the northern hemisphere and in Russia, Finland, and Scandinavia. It has lots of rain in the summers and an average to cold temperature. Terrain is rough many marshes, and shallow lakes. Many coniferous trees with waxy needles and there are birds, finch, small mammals like chipmunks, big mammals like moose with insulated coats.

This is the tundra. It is in the upper northern hemisphere, has little precipitation, more in the summer than the winter, and low temperatures. It is a flat terrain with permafrost in the winter and marshes in the summer. No trees can grow there and plants grow close to the ground. Arctic foxes and hares have smallers bodies and shorter legs and ears to keep warm.

This is the temperate rainforest. It is in the coast of Chile, northwest coast of North America, coastal BC, New Zealand, and part of southern Australia. It has a lot of rain in the winter, little rain in the summer and warm temperatures. It is mostly along coastlines that are backed up by mountains and the ocean winds drops large amounts of moisture on the windward side of the mountains. There are very tall trees and ferns, mosses, and fungi. There are many birds, small mammals such as chipmunks, and amphibians.

This is the grasslands. It is found in Canada, other locations in North America, Russia, Africa, South America, and northern Australia. It has more rain in the summer than the winter and cold to warm climate. The land is mainly flat, with fertile soil. Trees are scarce and grasses are well adapted for drought.

This is the tropical rainforest. It covers much of northern South America, Central America, central Africa and southeast Asia. It has tons of rain exept for the summer has a little less, and has a hot climate. The forest floor is very dark, which limits plant growth. It has the largest number of different plant species, tall trees, vines, and orchids. This biome has the greatest diversity of animals on Earth but has few large mammals. Most animals live in trees. Parrots have large beaks to break nuts and many rainforest animals have poisons to protect themselves.

This is the desert. Some well known deserts are the Kalahari and Sahara of Africa, the Simpson of Australia, the Atacama of South America, the Sonoran in the US, the Great Basin Desert of North America, the Patagonian Desert of Argentina, and the Gobi Desert of central Asia. It has very little rain and has a very hot climate. The soil is very salty and there are very few plant species. Cacti and the other plants absorb water. There are many reptiles that have thick skin to prevent water loss.

This is permanent ice. It is in the Arctic, Greenland, and Antarctica. It has average to little rain and is extremely cold. It gets very strong winds and little soil. There are lichens and many flowering plants in the Arctic. It has polar bears, walruses, seals, arctic foxes, some insects, penguins, and marine mammals. Most mammals have fat layers to retain heat and thick fur or feathers, and huddle together to keep warm.


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