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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tundra Biome Tundra Biome Tundra Fauna mostly consists of mammals including: Arctic Foxes, Grizzly bears, Poler bears, Seals, Musk Ox, Ermines, Arctic hares and Caribou. Other non-mammals including: Snowy Owls, Harlequin Ducks, Many insect species, and many more bird types. Most of the land animals have brown or white coloring to help hide them selves from predators In the Tundra the bare and sometimes rocky ground can only support lowgrowing plants likemosses, heaths, and lichen. There is barely any vegetation in the tundra, only about 1,700 different species. The average annual temperatureis -18° F (-28° C). Nights can last for weeks when the sun barely rises during some months in the winter, and the temperature can drop to -94° F (-70° C). During the summer the sun shines almost 24 hours a day, Temperatures can get up to 54° F (12° C), but it can get as cold as 37° F (3° C) The tundra is one of Earth's three major carbon dioxide sinks-a biomass that takes in moreCO2 than it realeases. The Arctic Tundra isthe world's youngest biome, It was formed 10,000 years ago. The tundra is basically like a desert when it comes to precipitation. Only about 6 - 10 inches of precipitation (mostly snow) fall each year. Below the soil is the tundra's permafrost, apermanently frozen layer of earth. During the short summers the top layer of soilmay thaw just long enough to let plantsgrow and reproduce. Since it can't sink into the ground, water from melting permafrost and snow forms lakes and marshes each summer. Today global warming is melting the permafrost of the tundra and every year several feet of tundra are lost. As the tundra melts, the plant mass decomposes and returns carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
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