Flora & Fauna of Ny-Alesund
The arctic tern has the longest annual migration of any bird. It breeds in the Arctic regions and spends winters in the Antarctic. These birds nest in small depressions in the ground and take turns sitting on the eggs.
Plant life in the arctic tundra consists of very small plants with a short growing season. The purple saxifrage and the moss campion are two examples that we saw in Ny-Alesund.