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Daintree Rainforest

Australian Rainforest

Samantha Borges

on 28 May 2011

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The Daintree Rainforest tropical rainforest north of Mossman, Queensland over 12,000 species of insects Primary Producers: Mangroves, Idiot Fruit, Blue Quandons, Burrawang Palm, Wild Ginger, Algae, Moss Primary Consumers: Cassowary, insects, Ulysses Butterfly, Witchetty Grub, Spotted Cuscus, Sugar Glider Secondary Consumers: Frogs (e.g., the Giant Tree Frog) (insectivores), Goanna, Azure Kingfisher, Musky Rat-Kangaroo, Feral Pigs, Rufous Owl, Golden Orb Spider, Estuarine Crocodile. Has about 120 days of rain per day. An average rainfall of 2013 mm falling per year. Average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius. General distribution of tropical rainforest. 65% Bat & Butterfly 30% Amphibians, Marsupial, Reptile. 20% Bird Is warm and dense. Layers of the Rainforest Emergents are giant trees that are typically higher than the average canopy's height, and they house many different types of birds and insects. Canopy is a very leavy environment
and is full of life in a tropical rainforest,
and it includes different types of insects,
reptiles, mammals, birds, and more. UNDERSTORY an area that houses the leaves
that are above the ground,
typically this area is warm and
it only gets about 2-15% of light. FOREST FLOOR provides a nice, warm environment for some of the largest animals in the rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest was added to the
World Heritage List in 1988. The Daintreee is 135 million years old and is the oldest in the world. The Daintree is an example of ecological and biological processes, it is an important and significant habitat for conservation of biological diversity. Erika Rios
Samantha Borges Rainforest leaves have share certain morphological features that are adaptations to the environmental pressures that they all have in common. They are usually leathery, a nice glossy green, and up to 90% may possess the distinctive ‘drip tip’ The Daintree Rainforest is a critical habitat for the endangered Cassowary , it The Cassowary is vital to the wet tropic region throughout Far North Queensland because it provides a role of seed disperser for over 100 species of rainforest plants with large fruits, without the Cassowary these plants would be concetrated around a parent plant and would spread throughout the rainforest ecosystem . The Dingo Is Australias apex predator. A grown dingo and its mate. *Highlighted areas show where Dingoes are found.
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