Biomes Study Guide
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The tundra is the coldest of the biomes.
Found in the Arctic circle and at high altitudes on mountains throughout the world.
The growing season in the tundra is very short due to the extreme cold weather.
The oceans make up the largest of the Earth's biomes.
Five oceans make up the marine Biome.
Each ocean has a different ecosystem due to varying water temperatures, the amount of sunlight it receives, and the amount of nutrients in the water.
The taiga is one of the world's largest biomes.
The taiga is found in areas between the tundra and deciduous forest.
The taiga is covered with coniferous, or evergreen, trees.
Summer's are warm and winters are extremely cold and snowy.
The freshwater biome includes ponds, lakes, streams and rivers, and wetlands.
Plants and animals from the freshwater biomes would not be able to survive in a saltwater environment.
Freshwater biomes can be found on every continent of the world, but is also a resource that needs to be conserved.
This biome can be hot and sandy, but can also be cold and snowy.
Deserts are areas that receive less than 15 inches of rain per year and have little vegetation.
There are 4 types of deserts. Hot and dry deserts, semi-arid deserts, costal deserts, and temperate deserts.
A rain forest is located near the equator with warm, humid, and wet climate.
Receives a large amount of rainfall all year.
Home to millions of animal species.
The rapid destruction to this biome due to logging, cattle ranching, and more poses a serious threat to the earth and to mankind.
Semi-arid areas of land where grass is the main plant life and there are few trees.
There are two main types of grassland, tropical and temperate.
Savannas and prairies are two types of grassland.
There are four distinct seasons in a deciduous forest.
The trees lose their leaves in the fall in this biome.
These forests have warm summers, cold winters, and precipitation all year long.