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  • A Closer Look Into a Few of our Worlds Biomes By: Jill Knowles
  • Click on a Biome to find more information about it
  • General Information about the Marine Biome • It covers about 75% of the earths surface! • Marine algae supplies a lot of the oxygen we breathe! • The Marine Biome includes oceans, estuaries, and coral reefs.
  • Marine Animals The marine biome is home to many types of animals. The most common type of animal in this biome is fish. Many types of fish live in the oceans. But some mammals also live in the marine biome, such as seals and dolphins. Crabs and other crustaceans, octopuses and many more animals can be found in the marine biome.
  • Marine Plants • Most people don’t think of plants when they think of the marine biome, but it is full of plants. The algae from the oceans provides a significant amount of the oxygen we breathe. There is also seaweed, mangrove trees, and some grasses that grow in the marine biomes of the world.
  • General Information about the Desert Biome • Covers about 1/5 of the earths land. • Most deserts are low latitude. • There are four types of deserts: Hot and Dry, Semiarid, Coastal, and Cold. • Deserts get very little rainfall.
  • Desert Animals Because of the heat and lack of water in most deserts not many large mammals can survive. The primary animals in deserts are reptiles. Mice and other nocturnal animals can survive by burrowing underground during the day to escape the heat and sun and coming out at night to eat.
  • Desert Plants The plants in the desert biome are typically low plants and shrubs. Cactus also grows in the desert. Most deserts do not have any tall trees that provide any coverage. The reason for these types of plants is the lack of water in the desert. Tall green plants that we would see elsewhere could not survive on the limited water supply in the desert.
  • Interesting Facts About the Forest Biome • Forests cover about 1/3 of the land area of the planet. • There are 3 main types of forests: Rainforest, Temperate, and Taiga. • Forest area is depleting because of humans.
  • Forest Animals Many insects birds and mammals live in forests. Because of the shade, water, and vegetation forests are a haven for many animals. You can find anything from ants to bears in forests.
  • Forest Plants The forest biome is filled with 2/3 of the leaf area of all plants in the world. Forests are made up of large trees and much vegetation. The plants are very diverse in the forest biome depending on the area. Lots of flowers and moss are mixed in with the trees.
  • Let’s see what you know! If you hear applause, you are correct! 1)What biome 2) What biome 3) Which biome would you would you gets the most likely likely find a least find tall dolphin? amount of trees? a) Desert rain? a) Desert b) Marine a) Desert b) Marine c) Forest b) Marine c) Forest c) Forest
  • Listen for applause to see if you are correct! 1) The marine 2) Which of these 3) The forest is biome covers is NOT a type home to a what of desert? wide variety of percentage of a) Hot and Dry animals. our planet? b) Wet a) True a) 25 c) Coastal b) False b) 50 c) 75
  • THE END I hope you learned a little bit about a few of the biomes we have on our wonderful planet Earth. These are not the only biomes though! This is just the beginning!
  • Works Cited • Col, J. (2009). Biomes/ Habitats. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from Enchanted Learning: www.enchantedlearning.com • The World's Biomes. (1996, Fall). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from University of California Museum of Paleontology: www.ucmp.berkley.edu