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Stream & River (Amazon River). Research. Climate. Heavy rainfall and continuous high temperatures. Average temperature of eighty degrees during the day and at night drops drastically to about fifty degrees.

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climate
Climate
  • Heavy rainfall and continuous high temperatures.
  • Average temperature of eighty degrees during the day and at night drops drastically to about fifty degrees.
  • Average rainfall is about 300 centimeters per year. June through November are the dry months.
location
Location
  • The Amazon River is located in South America.
  • It flows through the countries Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil.
dominant animals
Anaconda Snake

Eunectes

Manatee

Trichechidae Trichechus

Piranha

Serrasalmus nattereri

Diatom

Bacillariophyta Odontella

Boto Dolphin

Inia geoffrensis

Thorny Catfish

Megalodoras uranoscopus

Pirarucu

Arapaima gigas

Dogfish

Rhaphiodon vulpinus

Tambaqui

Colossoma macropomum

Pacu

Piaractus brachypomus

Dominant Animals
vegetation
Eurasian Watermilfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum

Clavillia

Mirabilis jalapa

Curare

Chondrodendron tomentosum

Red Fungus

Pycnoporus sanguineus

Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus

Achiote

Bixa orellan

Aguaje

Mauritia flexuosa

Verbena

Verbena littoralis

Paico

Chenopodium ambroioides

Guaraní

Paullinia cupana

Vegetation
human effects
Positive

Humans hunt the predators which increases the amount of prey.

Negative

Humans build mills on the Amazon River, which pollutes the water and kills off many species of plants.

Human Effects
reference page
Reference Page
  • Science Castle LLC (2006-2008). Sunnyvale, CA: The Amazon River: the Greatest River. Retrieved November 16, 2008 from sciencecastle.com/sc/index.php/articles/view/137
  • Machu Pichu. (2004). The Amazon Rainforest. Retrieved November 16, 2008 from www.theperuguide.com/grafica/amazon-river-map.jpg
  • Jungle Photos. (2000-2007). Amazon Fishes. Retrieved November 16, 2008 from http://www.junglephotos.com/amazon/amanimals/amfishes/amfishes.shtml
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