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& ANIMAL LIFE
half of Alaska is covered with tundra vegetation, which mainly consists
of small plants (such as lichens, mosses, flowering plants, and grasses)
and some high brush. Tundra is found on higher mountain slopes and covers
most of western Alaska and all of Arctic Alaska. Almost one-third of
the state is covered by forest. Southeastern and south central Alaska
have large forests composed mainly of hemlock and Sitka spruce, and
the interior has extensive forests of black and white spruce, birch,
aspen, and larch. About one-sixth of the forest land is within the state's
two national forests, Chugach National Forest, in south central Alaska,
and Tongass National Forest, in the southeast. Common flowering plants
in the state include roses, lilacs, lilies, peonies, and delphiniums.
wildlife includes numerous big animals. The southern part of the state
has many bears (notably the Alaskan brown bear, the world's largest
carnivorous land mammal) and deer; large herds of fur seals are found
on the PRIBILOF ISLANDS. Alaska has herds of moose, caribou, and reindeer,
some domesticated musk-oxen, and mountain goats and sheep. Arctic Alaska
has polar bears, caribou, and arctic foxes. The state's numerous streams
are well stocked with trout, salmon, grayling, and other fish, and coastal
marine waters contain abundant salmon, halibut, cod, herring, pollack,
shrimp, clams, and crabs as well as whales.