7 Facts About the Extremities of The

July 10th, 2023

By Sonakshi Kandhari Govind Kolady

Tundra Biome

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Tundra is named after the Finnish word Tunturi, which means' treeless plain’. This title is further justified by the size of its trees, whose average height does not exceed 2.5 centimetres because of the constant wind flow.

Dwarfed Trees

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The Tundra's frozen ground forms a layer of permafrost everywhere, which hinders the growth of deep-rooted plants, affecting vegetation and biodiversity there.

Permafrost Everywhere

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Polar bears are the largest mammal. Their survival mechanisms include hibernation and migration. Lemmings, the Arctic ground squirrel, the Arctic fox and the Alaskan marmot also thrive here.

Hibernating and Migrating Mammals

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While simply having two months of summer might seem like less, in reality it's not. During these two months, the sun shines for 24 hours continuously, but during winter, it's found in the sky for barely 6 hours.

Short Summers

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No, it’s not the Sahara Desert. Even with the snow and ice, The Tundra receives less than 10 inches of rainfall a year, and despite this, 400 flowers bloom in the region.

World’s Driest Place

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Reptiles cannot brave the cold climates; the European Viper is the only reptile. The same holds true for fish; examples include Arctic Char, grayling, and salmon.

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