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The Hot Desert

By You-Been and Min

You-Been Lee

on 28 November 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By You-Been Lee and Min Kim The Hot Desert Location: The hot desert is located near the Equator. Climate Temperature: The temperature ranges from 20-25° C. Animals Natural Resources Nonrenewable: It can only be used once. It can be made again but after like a billion years. How the Desert is Affected by the Human Population How the Desert is Affected by Pollution Camels, sheep, goats, etc. are eating the trash that visitors, travelers, etc. are leaving behind. The animals choke and die or the trash blocks their intestines and makes the animals starve to death. Rainfall: There is almost NO rainfall. Each year, it only rains about 250 mm or 10 in. http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/Climate/Desert_Climate.php Armadillo Lizard Adaptation: The nostrils of the armadillo lizard
are formed into little tubes to smell for food or predators. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/armadillo-lizard?before=1346332186 http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert_animal_page.htm http://www.asknature.org/strategy/3f47ec0d4343c94f82e19e103ac20c34 Thorny Devil Adaptation: The thorny devil's color changes, depending on the type of soil they are crossing. Kangaroo Rat INFO.: PICS: ENDANGERED: They are endangered because of agricultural growth. http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/49615.aspx Adaptation: They have large back feet that help it quickly escape from predators. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_rat http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=5&detID=17 Pronghorn Antelopes WAS ENDANGERED: People have been trying to conserve them. http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/species-without-relatives/pronghorn-antelope-cabin-lake-road-fort-rock-oregon-2/ Adaptation: They are really fast and they have very keen eyesight, which helps them escape from predators. Population: By the 1920s, only about 13,000 were left. In 2002, there
were about 500,000. Bobcat http://fourseasonshunting.com/bobcat.htm Adaptation: Its ability to adapt to different habitats has helped it live a little more successfully. WAS ENDANGERED: THERE USED TO BE A PLENTIFUL AMOUNT, BUT PEOPLE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND HUNTED A LOT OF THEM. NOW THEY ARE PROTECTING THEM. Population: About 725,000 to
1,020,000. http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Bob-cat.php http://www.defenders.org/bobcat/basic-facts Plants PICS: INFO.: http://www.nazflora.org/Opuntia_chlorotica.htm Pancake Prickly Pear Cactus Adaptation: It has reduced leaves to spines to reduce water loss and to protect the cactus. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert_plant_page.htm Joshua Tree ENDANGERED http://www.indioumc.com/joshuatree.htm Adaptation: They have spiny leaves that have their spines facing up toward the sky, to catch moisture in the air. Chain Fruit Cholla http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/chainfruit_cholla.htm Adaptation: It has a sheath to reflect
sunlight so that it doesn't get over
heated. ENDANGERED Barrel Cactus http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/art-75616/There-are-several-different-varieties-of-barrel-cactus Adaptation: It is formed in a barrel form to reserve water. The stems do not have leaves, which makes it easier to process photosynthesis. Crimson Hedgehog Cactus http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/56979/#b Adaptation: The branches are close together to keep the plant warm in the night. ENDANGERED www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?recNum=WF1788 Oil PICS: http://www.universalfuels.co.uk/ Renewable: It can be used again. It can be made fast. Oil is used for fuel for cars, airplanes, ships. etc. It is also used for factories and many other things. I think oil is used for good because it is for us. It does many things. But the bad thing is that when factories use oil, it pollutes the air. Sunlight http://thegoodtypist.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html Sunlight is used for plants to grow. It is also used for solar energy. Solar panels get the energy and we use it. I think sunlight is used for good because it helps the plants live. It is also good because it gives us
energy. Water http://www.gloriousmind.com/the-amazing-desert-oasis/ The water is used for drinking. It is also used for plants to grow (rain). I think the water is used for good because without it, we would die of thirst. Same for the plants. The desert is affected by humans because of the "Off Roading." It is because the people drive in the desert so they leave marks that stay for decades. Also, they kill the vegetation so the living things that live there die of hunger. PIC: INFO. and PIC: http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/2010/07/plastic-pollution-kills-desert-animals-too/ INFO.:
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