Earth�s Biomes by vuQT1oz

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									By: Tessa Flack &
Anna Beth Peters
   This PowerPoint covers:
 Earth’s Biomes
 Flora and Fauna of the biomes
 Temperatures of the biomes
        Vocabulary
  Biome: a complex ecosystem characterized
specific plants and animals
  Flora: the plants of a particular region
  Fauna: the animals of a given area
• Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. It is noted for its frost-molded
  landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation ,and
  short growing seasons.
• Fauna: caribou, polar and grizzly bears and penguins
• Flora: several wildflowers and many types of moss
About how much water do you think is covering Earth ? The
  answer is ¾ . The marine biome consists of all the salty waters
  of the seas and oceans. It also includes all the smaller water
  bodies like seas, gulfs and bays. The marine biome has fish ,
  reptiles and mammals such as:
            1.) tuna, marlins, cod , angelfish , and sharks
            2.)turtles and iguanas
            3.)dolphins and whales
                     Freshwater
• The Freshwater Biome accounts for one fifth of the area of the Earth
  and provides half of the drinking water of the world, and nearly
  ninety percent of the world's bathwater. Rivers ,lakes ponds ,and
  streams are freshwater.
• Flora: algae and freshwater seaweed
• Fauna: fish- general fresh water fish
• other- frogs and turtles
                               Food Chain
• This in an example of an aquatic food chain.
                       Estuary
• An estuary is a partially enclosed body of water formed
  where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the
  ocean, mixing with the salty sea water. Although
  influenced by the tides, estuaries are protected from the
  full force of ocean waves, winds, and storms.
• Forest Biomes represent the largest and
  most complex ecosystems. They contain
  a wide assortment of trees, plants, and
  animals which vary depending on the
  zone's climates.
     Deserts cover about 1/5 of the Earth's land surface. Hot and Dry Deserts
    are warm throughout the fall and spring seasons and very hot during the
    summer. Most deserts don't have very many plants. They do have some
    plants though. The only animals they have that can survive have the ability
    to burrow under ground. This is because they would not be able to live in
    the hot sun and heat. They only come out in the night when it is a little
.   cooler. Some well known examples of animals are armadillos, snakes,
              .
    scorpions , and lizards. Some examples of plants are cacti , and
    wildflowers.
• The largest of the land biomes is the boreal, or Taiga biome. Taiga
  biomes can be found in areas with shorter, warm summers and long,
  cold winters; there are Taiga Biomes in Europe, Asia, Siberia, and
  North-America. Animal life in the boreal forest consists mainly of
  birds and mammals, such as deer, wolves, bears, and very few
  reptiles. Plant life consists of various types of trees.
The chaparral biome is found in a little bit of most of the
continents. It has various types of terrain. In the
chaparral biome is very hot and dry. The temperature, in
the winter is very mild. Then in the summer, it is so hot
and dry at that fires and droughts are very common.
Fauna: foxes , wolves and many birds
Flora: trees and bushes (as shown below)
• Grassland biomes are large, rolling terrains grasses, flowers and
  herbs. There are two different types of grasslands; tall-grass, which
  are humid and very wet, and short-grass, which are dry, with hotter
  summers and colder winters than the tall-grass prairie.
• Plants: various grasses such as: ryegrass, foxtail, wild oats, and
  purple needle grass
• Animals: bison, geese ,wolves and many types of insects
               Rainforest
                    Fauna
Elephants
Lions and tigers (oh my!)
Many types of birds
Snakes
Monkeys
And many , many more
                Rainforest
                           Flora
Vines (over 2,500 types)
Coconut trees
Bamboo
Various flowers
TREES!!!!!!!!
 Interesting Rainforest Facts 
 Scientists estimate that more than half of all the
  world's plant and animal species live in tropical rain
  forests.
 Tropical rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen.
 The tropical rainforest is a forest of tall trees in a
  climate of year round warmth.
 Two medicines obtained from a rainforest plant
  known as the Madagascar periwinkle, now extinct in
  the wild due to deforestation of the Madagascar
  rainforest, have increased the chances of survival
  for children with leukemia from 10% to 80%.
 Tropical rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen.
              Biomes
Rain forest
Grassland
Forest
Desert
Chaparral
Tundra
Taiga
  References
• Google Search
• www.blueplanetbiomes.org
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