Baffin coastal tundra
|Baffin coastal tundra|
1105. Baffin Coastal Tundra
|Bird species||Snow bunting|
|Mammal species||Polar bear, Arctic hare, Arctic fox, lemming, caribou|
|Area||9,100 km2 (3,500 sq mi)|
|Geology||rocky coast, fjords|
The Baffin coastal tundra is a small ecoregion of the far north of North America, on the central north coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. This is permafrost tundra with an average annual temperature below freezing.
This ecoregion is a small stretch of coastal plain on the north coast of Baffin Island. The coast is rocky with many fjords carved by glaciers into the Baffin Mountains. The cold Arctic climate consists of a short summers (mean temperature 1°C) and a long, cold winter (mean temperature -22.5°C).
Threats and preservation
This ecoregion is almost intact although there are no protected areas.
- "Baffin coastal tundra". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.