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How has grass adapted to Antarctica?


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Answered 2008-09-24 09:24:31

It hasn't.


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Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis are the only types of grass that is native to antarctica and grows(in a very limited areas!). Normal grass cannot grow in Antarctica.

Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass) grows in Antartica.

Grass can grow in Antarctica but only in small amounts and it is very rare to be seen.

Antarctica contains a variety of animals which are adapted to that particular environment.

It is covered in grass which made the grass for food.

There are a number of species of grass that have adapted to arid conditions.

they have adapted and became more independent and have learned how to get food

Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass)

Because they are adapted to live in the Antarctica, but some like to live in hot places; like the Galapagos Islands, because they are adapted to that weather...

marram grass is a grass that is very well adapted to helping create sand dunes.

no there has notAntarctica, although historically only about 1% of the land is free from ice and available for growing things, has one species of native grass: Antarctic hair grass, Deschampsia antarctica. Several species of non-native grass are becoming established as the glaciers retreat. Also, the islands close to Antarctica are warmer and have more species.

A grass snake is adapted to their environment because of their tail which helps them to slither/move round soft and hard ground.

they have adapted in life by drinking water and to be safe

Horses live where humans do, except in Antarctica. Small, hairy Icelandic horses survive on arctic tundra, while Arabian horses are adapted to the desert. Wherever they live, horses both domestic and wild require grass and water.

Orca whales are naturally comfortable in liquid water, including that which surrounds Antarctica.

All organisms, including grass, are adapted to the ecological niche in which they live.

no they don't they are not adapted and suited to the environment !

penguins are adapted well to antarctica because they have blubber, which insulates them and keeps them warm, also they have waterproof feathers & their beaks help them catch fish for them and their families. :)

monkeys and gorillas mostly eat hair grass in antarctica

No. It's too cold for grass to grow in Antarctica with the exception of a few tufts that grow on the West side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Officially, it's called Antarctic hair grass, Deschampsia antarctica.

They do live in East Africa where there are grass lands, but chameleons are adapted to live in trees or shrubs not grass.

Pearlwort is a type of grass found in Antarctica

the lion is adapted to grassland because its fur is brownish-golden, the color of the grass.

Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass) has no consumers. As well, there are no animals on Antarctica: it's too cold and there is no food chain.

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