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Ecosystems of the World. TUNDRA …describe it! VERY cold winters (also very LONG) Few trees or plants Ground is FROZEN beneath the surface Animals… –Few.

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1 Ecosystems of the World

2 TUNDRA

3 …describe it! VERY cold winters (also very LONG) Few trees or plants Ground is FROZEN beneath the surface Animals… –Few birds or fish –Bears, foxes, wolves –Goats and sheep –Squirrels

4 TAIGA

5 … describe it! VERY cold winters and cool summers More rain and snow than the Tundra Pine trees and evergreen trees live here Animals… –Hawks, woodpeckers –Moose and bears –Deer and chipmunks

6 Grasslands

7 … describe it! Cold winters and HOT summers More rain and snow than the Taiga and Tundra RICH soil! Mostly grass, few trees or shrubs Animals… –Snakes, mice, and worms –Buffalo –Ground squirrels, hawks, foxes –Giraffes, lions, zebras

8 MILD FOREST LANDS

9 …describe it! Mild winters and mild summers Plenty of rain and snow Trees lose leaves in winter (LOTS of trees) Animals… –Squirrels, rabbits, birds, deer –Black bears, foxes, mountain lions

10 DESERT

11 …describe it! VERY hot days ALL YEAR! Very little rain Plants and animals adapt to conserve water! (Cactus plants!) Animals… –Camels –Mice –Snakes and other reptiles

12 TROPICAL RAINFOREST

13 …describe it! Hot and rainy all year! Poor soil (not a lot of sun gets to the soil) Many different types of plants and animals! Animals… –Birds like toucans and parrots –Bats and small mammals

14 What about the water???

15 SALTWATER

16 …describe it! Many organisms live where the water level changes from high tide to low tide Animals… –Crabs, clams, snakes –Seals –Small fish

17 FRESHWATER

18 …describe it! Habitats are along the shore and river bottom Animals… –Crawfish, crabs, lobster –Catfish, minnows, bass –Snakes, Turtles, frogs

19 FRESHWATER LAKES

20 …describe it! Organisms are at the shore, on the water surface, and under the water Animals… –Trout, bass –Frogs –Pelicans

21 OPEN SEA

22 …describe it! Lots of light at the top, no light at the bottom rich in nutrients Many different populations of organisms live here… –Sharks, whales, dolphins, barracuda –Coral, sea sponges, mollusks

23 What about LOUISIANA?

24

25 …describe it! Includes swamps, marshes, and flood plains. Cypress trees, lily pads, algae Animals –Alligators, crocodiles, snakes, turtles –Egrets, ducks, geese –Nutra rats, musk rats


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