Biomes and Their Characteristics

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Biomes and their Characteristics
There are nine biomes in the world they are:
Mountains- Very cold lack of oxygen when altitude is higher and there are alot of glaziers
Tundra- It is very cold not much diversity and there are two types of tundra. Arctic and Alpine.
Temperate Forest- There are wide leaves and non-seasonal vegetation and mixed forests.
Marine Island- Islands are cold at night and usually has good surf. Marine ecosystems has no oxygen and full of life.
Desert- Barely any plants in the facinty, hard to find water and cold at night hot in the day.
Tropical Rain Forest- Very green full of life and vegetation. Nice temperature at around 28 degrees.
Cold Climate Forest- Very cold and hangs around for long periods of time.
Grassland- Very grassy and outgrows most vegetation.
Savannah- Like grasslands very grassy but more vegetation around therefore more animals.

The different types of biomes are:
*Taiga
*grassland
*chaparral
*deciduous forest
*tundra
*tropical rainforest
*desert
*alpine
*Savannah there are 9 biomes
*subantartic
*temperate forest

Biomes
- Tundra
- Taiga
- Temperate Forest
- Grassland
- Chaparral
- Desert
- Rainforest

Tundra is the youngest of all the biomes. The tundra was formed by a retreating continental glacier only 10,000 years ago. The tundra is also the home of many specially adapted plants and animals found no where else in the world. There are two different types of tundra: arctic and alpine. Both share some of the same plants, animals, and climate, but are located in different areas around the world.

Arctic tundra occurs close to sea level in arctic regions in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Alpine tundra is found on isolated patches on mountain sides. It can be found in scattered areas from the arctic to as central as North America.

The word taiga means, "marshy pine forest" in Russian. The taiga biome is home to the most beautiful and clean forests in the world. Yet it

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