The Desert. By Alice, Brian, Franciel, and Poeun. The Intro-Duction.
By Alice, Brian, Franciel, and Poeun
Welcome to the Desert, the hottest biome on Earth! Most people think of the desert as a dead and dry place, but believe it or not, the desert has some interesting wild life. Including variety of plants that has special ways to survive in the desert.
Deserts are located in northern Africa,
western North America, western Asia,
the center of Australia, and on the west coast
of South America.
The climate of the desert biome is very hot and dry. Another control is land and water because land heats up and cools down much faster than water, making the climate more extreme. The climate controls for this region is latitude because they are positioned near the equator.
December to March is the time period
when the desert receives the most pre-
cipitation. Most deserts averages less
than 25 cm of precipitation. In May
and June, the desert doesn’t receive
any precipitation at all.
During summer time the temp. reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. At night, the temp. drops to 45 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Some deserts has mild winters, while others have freezing temperatures and snow.
Hot desert-are near the equator and these deserts are the sandy-Egyptian kind.
Types of Desert
Semi-desert-are those seen on the westerns and they look like
Kangaroo-travel long distances for water at a spring.
Camels-have 1-2 humps on back and store water in there.
Snakes-get moisture from other prey.
Lizards-stays out of sun and moves little as possible.
The Desert bighorn is endangered primarily due to loss of habitat from urban development and the slaughtering of herds from viral respiratory infections that affect lambs.
More endangered animals are the desert tortoise, they use it to make medicine and use it for ivory to make uses for human conveniences. The Aruba rattlesnake is endangered because of loss of habitat to inning and tourism.
Peyote-it is a small plant that is really low to the ground
Swells with water
after rainfall and
shrinks as it uses it.
Mesquite Tree-roots extend as deep as 263 ft.
Desert and damages the plants and some animals home.
So as you have seen and heard, the desert biome is more than just two words, hot and dry. Its filled with life and interesting facts. If people continue to see the desert as nothing but just a big land of dirt, many animals and their homes will be destroyed. Also the opportunity to learn about the desert, the plants and animals that can survive there would be lost.