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Transcript of Amazon Rainforest
Precipitation and Temperature
July- 50 millimeters of
rainfall (2 inches). The
temperature is 5 degrees
Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America. It is huge it covers 2.124 million square miles of land. It covers most of the amazon basin of South America. It half of the rainforest covers Brazil, the other half is located in other South American countries such as Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Columbia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.
Precipitation and Temperature
It rains a lot in the Amazon Rainforest if you consider 50-260 inches of rain each year a lot. It often can get over a 100 inches a year but the average is 82 inches a year. The temperature is calm through out the year it rarely can get over 93 degrees Fahrenheit or under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Only about 2-4 months a year it gets under or over that range. It ranges right in between those most of the year. The humidity is also very high because of all the rainfall, it ranges form 77% to 88%.
Scientist believe that half of animals live in tropical rainforests. A great percent of that is animals from the Amazon Rainforest. There are a variety of different kinds of animals. Here are some interesting animals.
January- 260 millimeters (10 inches) of rain. It was 26 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit) in January.
February- 250 milometers of
rain (9.8 inches). The temperature
is 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees
March-330 millimeters rainfall (13
inches). The temperature 32 degrees
Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit).
April- 270 millimeters of rainfall
(9.8 inches). The Temperature is
27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees
May- 220 millimeters (8.6 inches).
The temperature is 23 degrees Celsius
June- 90 millimeters of rainfall
(3.5 inches). The temperature is
9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees
August- 30 millimeters
of rainfall (1 inch). The
temperature is 3 degrees
Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit).
September- 70 millimeters
of rainfall (2.7 inches). The
temperature is 7 degrees
Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit).
October- 120 millimeters
of rainfall (4.7 inches). The
temperature is 12 degrees
Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit).
November- 10 millimeter of
rainfall (0.4 inches). The
temperature is 1 degrees
Celsius (33 degrees Fahrenheit).
December- 220 millimeters
of rainfall (8.6 inches). The
temperature is 22 degrees
Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Kinkajou, a relative of raccoon eats lots of fruits. It has a long tail to grab onto tree branches. This animal has a long tongue to grasp onto to fruit and also to slurp nectar.
The Electric Eel produces hundreds of volts that can shock a human. This dangerous animal uses its power to survive. Although the name has eel in it, it is not part of the eel family. Its closest relative is called the knife fish.
Poison Dart Frog
These colorful frogs are one of the most dangerous and toxic creature on earth. When they change a color that is warning of predators. These toxic creatures can simply touch a creature to put a small dose into their body.
Imagine a ant as big as your pinky. Well that image is real. This ant is the size of your pinky and has a bite that stings like a wasp. Like normal ants it has a colony and usually nests at the bottom of a tree.
When running from a predator this reptile runs on the top of water of a pond or a stream. When doing such as it can reach about 5 miles per hour. Its toes are the reason for this.
Not the normal you would say because of its unusual diet of fish. This is the only bat that fishes.
You may think this is one of the most disgusting animals on earth because of its transparent body allowing you to see all of its organs. This frogs habitat is hiding in plants , making the frog hard to see.
Peanut Head Bug
This unusual bug's head looks exactly like an unshelled peanut. This bug is a easy bug to catch. It is basically defenseless besides it wings. It really has to be smart to survive.
This magnificent bird is nocturnal. In the day it rests on a dead branch staying still and blending in with its surroundings. Also in the day when it is standing still as a statue it catches insects flying by. But immediately goes back to it statue position to hide from predators.
This terrible creature is also called the toothpick. This horrible creature invades the inside of a human body. Leading to death.
The Amazon Rainforest has some of the most amazing plants. There are about 800 different kinds of plants in the Amazon Rainforest. A lot of animals have to depend on plants to survive. Plants are very precious to the rainforest. These are some of the most important, beautiful, interesting plants in the Amazon Rainforest.
Orchids are a very beautiful plant. They attract a lot of insects. For which pollinates the plant. Moths do that to a lot to a variety of species of orchids.
The Water Lily is very thin and light. These plants live on the surface of the water. They only are on the calmest waters in the Amazon Rainforest.
As you can see these plants petals are shaped like lobster claws. These beautiful plants have a lot of different colors of species. Birds and insects pollinate them.
The Kapok Tree is the largest tree in the Amazon Rainforest. It can grow as tall as 200 feet. This tree is very important to the rainforests health. Such as the bromeliad, the bromeliad lives on the branches of Kapok Trees. It also is used by other animals like bats, insects and birds.
There are more than 2,700 different species of bromeliads. Including pineapple, so many of these plants grow in the Amazon Rainforest. These plants grow everywhere in the rainforest because they don't need roots to gather water. They just absorb it from the air.
These plants are very important to us. Why? Because their pedals can cure a brutal snake bite. This flower has three leaves and three pedals.
These unusual plants relieve constipation, but they can be very poisoning. So they don't use it as much for that. Castor oil is used today on sunburns, dry skin, lubricant, open sores, etc.
Human's are effect the Amazon Rainforest tremendously. From farming, logging, mining, etc. Many acres of land are lost each year from this activity. Imagine if your home was just destroyed. All these animals are suffering this each year and having challenges surviving. Rainforests years ago covered 14% of earth now they only cover about 6%. That is how effective humans are to the innocent creature and plants. Scientist estimated that in 40 years 20% of the Amazon Rainforest would be cut down for furniture and other goods. It also is used for land. In a span of 9 years about 500,000 km2 was cut down for land. The Amazon Rainforest continues to be destroyed.
Poison Dart Frog Adaptations
The poison dart frog is very small. So it might have a lot of predators. So it really has to adapt to his environment. To hide from predators this frog has adapted by camouflage. To hide and blend in to their environment. They also change colors to warn others of predators.
Bats adapt to the Amazon Rainforest by being nocturnal. So they avoid the hot days in daytime. So they changed their eyes to help them see at night.
Lianas adapted to the Amazon Rainforest by climbing high up on the top of trees to get sunlight to grow.
Some like pineapple grow from the grow from the ground others grow on trees. They adapt to the Amazon Rainforest because their leaves are like tiny tanks which stores water in. To help survive and get enough water.