The Amazon River

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The Amazon River

The Amazon River is a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or anothersuch stream.

- length is approximately 6400 kilometers (4000 miles)- width is 190 kilometers (120 miles)- there are over 3000 of known fish species - largest lowland in Latin America- surrounded by the Amazon forests- is considered the largest drainage system

The Amazon River

Redtail , Pirarara (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)..Facts: Redtail catfish is a pimelodid (long whiskered) catfish names for it red or orange caudalfin. The barbels alone their snout are exrtemely sensitive and loaded w/ chemical reception cells and acting as another sense of smell for fish ...

Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Sciureus)Facts : Squirrel Monkey is one of the smallest members of the primate group. Their are5 species of squirrel monkeysthat can be found in central and southAmerica.

Arapaima " Piraruca" "Paiche"Facts: Gigantic carnivorous fish that live in the Amazon and surrouncing lakes. Encased in armored scales, they think nothing of living in piranna-infested waters- and they are pretty effective predators themselves

Jaguars (panthera onca)Facts: Shape and ability make it particularly well adapted to swimming climb/craving , not to mention sprinting at incredible speeds strehgth allows it to capture a variety of species .

bacteria couldnt figest the tough woody lighin of tree debris fast enough to prevent it getting to the ocean under estimating microbial life seems a common affliction and we hear was a big surprise taht only 50% of lighin actually ends up reaching the ocean where it might sink to the flloor and be sequestered URL: http;//joannenoca.com./au/2013/05amazon-river-produces-moster-levels-of-pollution-the-dilemma-should-we-stop-the-river/

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Invertebrates

Vertebrates

Lumbricus Terrestris consume soil, extract nutrients from decomposing organic matter, and are good for the soil.

Land Animals

Size

4,080 miles long

Climate

Moist, broadly, and warm and humid. Average temperature is 80F.

G., Michael. Rainforest Biomes (2001). Web.

Tour of the deeps of the Amazon

The dangerous animals of the Amazon

Carnivorous,venemous,red maroon centipede with yellow tinted legs

Pollution Concerns

Amazon Map

Located in the northwestern part of South America

Description

Crist, Raymond E. "Amazon River | Facts, History, Animals, & Map." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

"AMAZON RIVER EXPERT." AMAZON RIVER EXPERT. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

"Amazon River Facts for Kids - Interesting Facts about the Amazon River." Amazon River Facts for Kids - Interesting Facts about the Amazon River. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

"Amazon River Facts for Kids - Interesting Facts about the Amazon River." Amazon River Facts for Kids - Interesting Facts about the Amazon River. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.


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