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Antarctic Desert


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The Antarctic Desert is a big mass of ice and water, located in the south pole.
Due to cold, few species of animals and plants live there.

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Antarctic Desert

  1. 1. Ana García Maria Galvez Paula Roos
  2. 2. Location • Antarctic desert is a cold desert. • It is located in Antarctica, the southernmost continent.
  3. 3. Features - About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice. - It has annual precipitation of only 200 mm - The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89 °C. - It is so cold it only ever snows - Heavy snow fall can happens when storms pick up water from the seas around Antarctica.
  4. 4. Fauna There are these animals: • Brown skua • Penguins • Mites • Springtails • Worms
  5. 5. Brown skua
  6. 6. Penguins
  7. 7. Springtails
  8. 8. Worms
  9. 9. FLORA The climate of Antarctica does not allow extensive vegetation. During the winter months the plants need to rest under the blanket of snow. In order to survive the low temperatures and cold winds, the plants grow close to the ground and many of them have small leaves to stop evaporation.
  10. 10. • There are about 100 species of mosses and 25 species of liverworts
  11. 11. There are only two species of flowering plants growth generally occurs in the summer, and only for a few weeks at most: – Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass) – Colobanthus quitensis (Antarctic pearlwort)
  12. 12. Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass)
  13. 13. Colobanthus quitensis (Antarctic pearlwort)