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Saguaro National Park

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Ronnie Matos

on 15 January 2013

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10% Rule Biotic Data Abiotic Factors 1 Of the main Abiotic factors is the Weather the temperature in the saguaro national park is 100 - 115 Degrees Fahrenheit and the evenings are around 80 Degrees Winters are around 60 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit and winter evenings are around 39 degrees. Another is the rain the saguaro national park only gets about 10 inches of rain a year. Mountain’s that creates a rain shadow the air usually loses its moisture before reaching the park. The soil is reddish dirt that quickly consumes the rain water. There are usually powerful thunderstorm’s that come from the Gulf of Mexico if global warming affected my ecosystem the temperatures would rise drastically to about 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit The 10% rule starts off as the producer gets 10,000 then the primary consumer gets 1,000 after that the secondary consumer gets 100 after all this the top consumer also known as the tertiary gets 10 calories . Coyotes are evolved wolfs that originated in North America it resembles the grey wolf and the prehistoric Dire wolf. It has been around as far back as 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago. It is a native species 10% Rule Human impact Saguaro National Park If humans never came to my ecosystem the animals would probably live longer and wouldn’t be under constant threat by ORV (Off road vehicles) and other human impacts the animals wouldn’t be in a park so they would be able to go anywhere they pleased humans would not be able to stop them. Desert tortoise and horned lizards blend in with the roads so if humans never came there would be no accidents with animals like road runners and iguana’s being ran over Saguaro is located in Southern Arizona, it’s near Tucson. Has big cacti named Saguaro that’s where the name came from. When it got very cold in Saguaro that the cacti’s skin blistered and only some died. Saguaro used to have cattle but the cattle started to trample the cacti’s till they eventually died. It is a part of Sonoran Desert. People thought that when the Saguaro cactus started to freeze people thought that the skin was a disease so people thought that Saguaro was at risk. Powerful storms from the Gulf of Mexico came to Saguaro. Saguaro only gets 1-14 centimeters of rain each year. Also the rainy season in Saguaro starts in July. The deserts soil is reddish sandy soil. The rain water evaporates very quickly. During the rainy season the saguaro cacti’s absorbs a lot of water, in many places there is a thin rocky layer called desert pavement. The arms of the cacti’s grow on about 50-100 years old. A saguaro cactus can grow up to 15 meters (49 feet). Ironwood Forest National Monument. Mojave California. Off road vehicles have been driven there for a long time. Off road vehicles are used by people by racing. Because animals that burrow underground are camouflaged by the sand, off road vehicles don’t see them and they get ran over by the vehicles. The animals are too slow to move out of the way and eventually they get ran over and dies. An act put away 2.8 million hectares or 7 million acres of land. The off road vehicles roads are getting smaller. President Clinton has signed a Roadless initiative to say 24 million hectares or (60 million acres) of land to be road less areas.

First, the off road vehicles can kill animals that burrow underground that camouflages to look like the ground animals like desert tortoises and horned lizards. Also the off road vehicles has cause vegetables to be torn up, desert pavement to be destroyed. One organism is Bacteria. The role of the Bacteria is to decompose the dead organisms. The bacteria are mostly found in all natural environments. Bacteria eat wastes and Detritus which is decaying organic material. Another organism is the Red Tailed Hawk. The role of the Hawk is to keep the populations of the rodents, rabbits and more down. Humans ruin animal’s ecosystem when off-road drivers started coming to the area. Most animal run away but the desert tortoises and the horned lizard blend in with the ecosystem. And a lot of the tortoises get miss taken by rocks and get ran over and killed and the desert tortoises move slowly. The desert tortoises and from for away they hardly look like they’re moving. By Ronnie Matos
Eric Kim
Travis Register Credits to Fossweb.com
Prezi.com Primary consumer gets 1,000 calories
Secondary consumer
Gets 100 calories
Tertiary gets 10 calories Producer
Gets 10,000 Calories
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