The Tropical Rain Forest Biome

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The Tropical Rain Forest Biome

The Understory layer recieves only 2-15% of the sunlight that falls on the canopy, the understory is a dark place.

The Forest Floor is the last layer.The forest floor receives less than 2% of the sunlight and consequently, little grows here except plants adapted to very low light.

Facts-The rain forest has four layers.

The Canopy layer is the second highest layer. The tops of trees form a tight canopy 60 to 90 feet above the ground. The canopy is home to about 90% of the organisms found in the rain forest.

--The avrage yearly rainfall is up to 400 cm. (157.5 in.) --The avrage temperatures are 93 degrees in the daytime (34 C.), and 68 degrees in the nighttime (20 C.)

--Tropical rain forests have the most diversity. This means that rain forests have the most species of plants and animals than any other biome.--Most of the animals live in the canopy layer. for example, nearly 1.400 species of birds live in the canopy.

Facts - More than 100 different kinds of trees may live in an area about one-fourth the size of a football field.

The Emergent layer is the very top layer of the rainforest. Only thehighest trees reach this layer. This layer recives the most amount of sunlight.

The Tropical Rain Forest Biome

This graph shows that the tropical rain forest biome has more rain than any other biome.

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