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biome characteristics of climate, rainfall
estuary area where freshwater mixes with salt water
tundra area far north with long cold winters and permafrost
tropical rainforest area with a lot of animals, various trees with a canopy and very rainy
grassland area with few trees, grassy, flowering plants, large herbivores
marine large fish, salty, whales, and moving waters
freshwater smaller fish, wetland, marsh, swamp, and small tributaries
shelf area continental shelf is located where the ocean seas begin
coniferous forest area with evergreen trees, moose, deer and not a lot of light
desert area that is dry, very little rain and high temperature
regions type of biomes are determined by rainfall and temperatures
littoral zone area closest to the edge of the land in a lake or pond
deep-water zone aquatic area where no light can reach
deciduous forest the leave change colors, fall off and home to a lot of species
phytoplankton microscopic photosynthetic organism floats near the top
wetland area of land where water is present above the surface for most of the year
permafrost soil located below the surface that is frozen all the time
savanna also called grasslands with few trees and large herbivores
survival animals survive harsh winters by hibernating or migrating to warmer climates
factors factors of a biome are the temperatures and rainfall
benthic zone seafloor with thermal vents, also called the deep sea
oceanic zone sea floor drops, deep water, no light has phytoplanktons
nertic zone edge of continental shelf, coral reefs, and a lot of sunlight
abiotic area of nonliving factors in the environment
tributary smaller streams, rivers, brooks that join into larger ones
swamp area of land and water with trees and vines
marsh area of freshwater, cattails but no trees and no reptiles hatching eggs
zooplankton small animal organisms that feed on phytoplanktons
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