Patagonian Desert

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Patagonian Desert

The latitude is approximately 33.626443° and the longitude is approximately -112.456597°

The Patagonian Desert is the 7th largest desert in the world, by area, and is located in Argentina and Chile, South America.

Patagonian Desert

People and adaption The desert has held many indigenous people on the land, as shown by the cave paintings in the area. The area is sparsely populated today and those that do live here survive mainly by the raising of livestock such as sheep and goats. Resource mining, especially of oil, gas, and coal in parts of the region, is another way humans interact with and influence the desert environment.

- Animals and plants are able to live in the desert, despite the harsh environment- Some animals live in the more habitable areas of the desert- Here, the food is more abundant and and the environment less hostile- The burrowing owl, lesser rhea, guanaco, tuco-tuco, mara, pygmy armadillo, Patagonian weasel, puma, Patagonian gray fox, desert iguana, Jumping Cow Spider, and various species of eagle and hawk are a few of the variety of animals living in the region.- - The plants for this climate consists of common desert shrubs and tuft grasses. - Tuft grasses don't need to adapt very much because it already likes the kind of place you find in the desert. However, it is a very tough tuft grass and can withstand the harsh climate.

Animals and Plants

The land is swept by the strongest and dry winds in summer from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean where its shores, full of cliffs and wide gulfs, shaped for ages by ocean intrusions, by faulting or by tilting, offer the best shelter for a very rich sea fauna


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