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Transcript of Desert
Animals in the Biome
In the desert Biome it is very arid, which, again means very little water or rain.
Banded Gila Monster
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Kangaroo Rat
Cactus Ferruginoug Pygmy Owl
Sonoran Desert Toad
Sonoran Pronghorn Antelope
Crimson Hedgehog Cactus
Pancake Prickly Pear Cactus
About 1/5 of Earths surface is covered with these two desert biomes:
Deserts are very arid, this means they recive very little precipitation. In the summer temperatures can get up to 113 degrees F. In the winter they can get as low as 32 degrees F, due to low humidity levels
Atacama Desert of Chile at sunset
Precipitation rarely happens in the desert, sometimes when it does rain it evaporates before it even touches the ground!
Occur in the basin & range area of Utah, Nevada, & parts of Western Asia
Summer 70-79 degrees F.
Winter 28-39 degrees F.
About 10% of the ground is widely scattered with plants
Plant heights vary between 15 cm & 122 cm
Building cities which contributes to pollution
Using valuable water from the desert
Damage from humans could take a long time to recover from
Deserts can have any of these features:
Hot and dry
Animals of the Cold Deserts
Antelope Ground Squirrels
Several species of Lizards
The Atacama desert is the dryest desert in the world
As you can see there is no rainfall over a year-long period
Hot Deserts- 15 cm per year
Cold Deserts- 15-26 cm per year