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Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is the biggest desert in the world and is located in North Africa.
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Hannah Pham

on 22 November 2012

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The Sahara Desert
By Hannah Pham (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr How Deserts are made
The two strongest forces used in creating a desert are wind and water. Wind blows hard over the land where no trees break the force. Rain cut deeps into the earth moving sand. In sandy deserts the wind blows the sand into the dunes. The shapes of the sand dunes are the result of the direction the wind is blowing. Desert
A desert is a place with very little rainfall. There are deserts all over the world and they cover one seventh of the earth's surface. The distance varies,but the southern edge of the Sahara Desert is about 1000km /600 miles north of the equator. The biggest desert in the world is the continent Antarctica and the biggest hot desert in the world is The Sahara desert located in North Africa. (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Living things in the desert
The animals that live in the desert are suited to this habitat because they can suvive with little water and they can also regulate their temperarture better. There are different animals that live in the desert including mammals, birds, amphibans and reptiles such as the dama deer, barn owl, common jackal, desert eagle and more. There are also plants that live in the desert that can survive with little water such as aloe lily, barrel cactus, cereus and the creosote bush. Most of them are some kind of cactus. Some birds peck at the cactus and when there is a small hole that's its nest. Climate and endangered
The climate in the desert changes rapidly from being hot in the day and cold at night making it very hard for any living thing to acclimatize the temperature. The average temperature in the day is 00 degrees and the average temperature in the night is 00 degrees. Some animlas that live in the desert are sadly, Endangered like the ocelot, Peregine Flacon, Gila monster, Prairie dog and the Kangaroo rat. The Sahara desert Survival in the desert
It is very hard to live in the desert because of the rapid temperature change. some Most animals that live in the desert have a special part in their body that can store food or water. The animals mostly hunt other animals or walk around the desert for days to find their prey. Lots of animals in the desert live in burrows to cool them from the hot temperature during the day and come out at night when it is cooler. Wind water Hot Cold Thank you for listening!
I hoped you learnt lots!
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