Arctic Tundra Essay

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The term “community” is defined by our textbook as being, an assemblage of species interacting with one another within the same environment. A community can also be summarized by saying that the entire group species in a specific region or smaller area is considered a community, with this definition of community having respect to population diversity along with the location within the ecosystem. A community not limited to one species in particular, although it is limited to one specific area or location. When speaking of community one must know for sure exactly what given area of the ecosystem is being discussed. First of all, the Tundra is broken into two different parts which are the Alpine Tundra and the Arctic Tundra. Tundra can be very…show more content…
The Arctic Fox has made adaptations in respect to camouflage. The Arctic Fox is found in the Arctic Tundra where snow is present constantly except for in the very brief summer. Throughout winter their thick coat turns white. This camouflages the fox allowing it to go unnoticed while hunting prey. Their coat also is very helpful during the frigid winter allowing the fox to endure the freezing cold temperatures. Another defense mechanism or advantage that the Arctic Fox has over some of his prey and even his enemies is that he has hair on the bottom of his feet, which aid in keeping his feet from freezing and allows him to walk on ice without slipping which is very important in the Arctic Tundra. The Arctic Fox is not at the top of the food chain in the Tundra but it is able to survive on its own until becoming prey for one of the predators is able to get to it. The fox has both sharp claws along with sharp teeth which allow it to both attack prey along with defending it from predators. Another defense mechanism that the fox has is the coat. The coat accompanied by small ears which allow the fox to absorb heat. This allows the fox to out maneuver predators along with stay warm during the coldest days in the Arctic. The fox’s tail also contributes to being able to stay warm. The fox’s tail is long enough for it to put over its face, which allows it to keep warm throughout the

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