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The Amazon River

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Alina Rivera-Campo

on 25 September 2012

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The Amazon River The Amazon River runs through 7 countries in South America; Peru, Brazil. Bolivia, Venezuela, Columbia, Guyana and Ecuador. The Biotic Factors Amazon River Dolphin Depends upon fresh, shaded water systems in order to survive.
Are also called "pink river dolphins".
An average Amazon river dolphin is similar in size to a person. Piranha The most ferocious
freshwater fish in the world.
Schools of Piranhas have been known to number 1000 fish.
Piranhas are found in the the Orinoco river in the Amazon basin. Bull sharks are found in both
freshwater's as well as in saltwater.
They are considered to be one of the
most aggressive shark species. Bull Sharks of the Amazon River A n a c o n d a The average size of one of these snake-giants
is 6.1 m (20 feet) long and 148.5 kg. (300 pounds)!
Anacondas give birth to live young, around 24-35 at a time.
They make their home in the Amazon Jungle in South America; they live near rivers, lakes and swamps and like to live alone. Crabs Fish Mammals Reptiles Abiotic Factors of the Amazon o The Average Climate is : 79 Yearly-average- rainfall is 7.5 feet! Differences between day
and night are greater than seasonal change. It has low salinity water. The soil is more fertil in the Amazon Flood plain. SOIL DEPTH Depth ranges from 66-330 ft. CLIMATE RAINFALL TEMPERATURE WATER FUN FACTS ABOUT THE AMAZON RIVER! It is characterized by extensive forested areas that become flooded every rainy season.
It is the second longest river in the World approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles) – only the Nile, in Africa, is longer.
Because it is so vast, it is sometimes called The River Sea. The Amazon River Climate Change Amazon could shrink by 85% due to climate change.
Tim Lenton, a climate expert at the University of East Anglia said: "When I was young I thought chopping down the trees would destroy the forest but now it seems that climate change will deliver the killer blow." A Guy Surfs in "The River Sea" aka The Amazon River.
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