[2014] Angelique Zaucha (Houser Social Studies): deert biome

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[2014] Angelique Zaucha (Houser Social Studies): deert biome

Emus are found in many areas of Australia, including deserts.Emus grow between 1.6 meters and 2 meters high on average and weigh about 30 to 45 kilograms.

Jack rabbits are actually hares not rabbits.Hares are larger than rabbits and they typically have taller hind legs and larger ears.They are 2 ft. and weight 3 to 9 Ibs.

The Joshua Tree got its name from the Mormon Pioneers who thought the tree reminded them of Joshua from he old testament in the bible.The Joshua Trees's height varies from 15 to 40 feet and has a diameter of 1 to 3 feet.The Joshua Tree has a life spand of 200 years.

The Barrel Cactus which is a very common plant in the desert.The cactus can reach over 3.3 ft in height at maturity.The spines are long and can range in color from yellw to tan to red, depending on the age of the plant and the species.

The Brittlebush is a small deciduous shrub which grows up to 2 to 5 feet high.The leaves are about 1 to 4 inches long and are covered with a thick mat of short hairs giving a gray-green appearance.

A desert is defined as an area that receives less than 10 inches of precipitation a year.The average temperature is 100 degerees fahrenheit while during the night time its around 25 degerees fahrenheit.

industries are constantly digging for oil and fossil fuels because of its high demand. Even though this may help other parts of the world, it is destroying the deserts and disrupting the desert biomes. These actions can lead to extinction and it can endanger species.

Interesting Facts-Around one third of the world is deserts.-Deserts have very low humitidy.-Deserts can be good locations to farm solar energy.

The Desert Biome

Adult rattlesnakes range in size from about 1.6 to 6.6 feet in length.Rattlesnakes are usually brown or gray altough some spcies display shades of green,orange,or red.

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