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  1. Tundra Team C Chris Milligan Luke Meakim Jayden Browne

  2. Location • Tundra is farthest north of equator • Alaska, North Canada, Greenland • South of North pole

  3. Climate • 26˚C to 4˚C • 11 cm of precipitation

  4. Summer • All daylight • Lots of insects • Small plant growth • Puddles/Ponds

  5. Winter • Mostly darkness • Animals hibernate & migrate • 10 Months • -32 degrees C • Completely frozen ground

  6. Plants and Adaptations • Strong roots • Close to ground • Only centimeters tall • Lichens winter cold • No trees

  7. Animals and Adaptations • The artic hair grows thick, white fur to stay warm and blend in with the snow • Lemmings burrow under snow during the winter to • Keep warm • Caribous migrate during winter in search for food • Some animals have foot padding to protect the bottom of there feet • An animal uses its body fat to keep warmth • Animals in the tundra have small ears to stay warm

  8. Environmental Issues • Permafrost • No trees (less oxygen) • Not a lot of daylight in winter • Very cold weather • Harsh winds • Alaskan pipeline