Locations<br />This biome is located in the far north and south. The Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica are where this biome is mostly found.<br />
Strong winds, freezing temperatures and little fresh water due to cold conditions<br />Physical Features<br />
Many moss species are able to survive in the arctic.<br />Lichen can easily grow here because they can absorb more sunlight and retain it longer.<br />Arctic Plants <br />
Very few moss species survive in Antarctica, and only to species of flowering plants can grow.<br />Antarctic Plants<br />
The Arctic has many animals, most of which are only found in the arctic. The animals in the arctic include, polar bears, seals, arctic foxes and a few insects.<br />Polar bears, sealsand walruses have thick coats and layers of fat to keep them warm in the cold climate.<br />Arctic Animals<br />
Antarctica has mainly marine life and penguins.<br />Penguin’s have layers of fat and packed feathers to keep in heat. <br />Antarctic Animals<br />
Climate<br />This region usually receives less then 50cm, and most falls as snow.<br />In the Arctic average summer temps range from 3°C to 14°C, while winter can be as low as -30 °C.<br />In Antarctica summers vary from 9°C at the coast and -30°C towards inland. Winter can be as low as -89°C.<br />
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