The Desert Ecosystem

The Desert Ecosystem

hi I'm Edison your guide to discover the desert in this video we will talk about the five major reasons why you should plan your eco tour to visit the desert first we will look for organisms that live in the desert then we will see nonliving factors such as the landscape we will also look at the location and climate the food chain and finally Gonza route there are lots of different organisms in the desert some of the cutest are meerkats the meerkat adapts to the desert because of its ability to hunt many types of food besides plants they visit snakes spiders scorpions eggs small birds and other small mammals another common animal in the desert is a road owner and no not the internet connection what makes the roadrunner so cool is its ability to run up to speeds 16 miles per hour so they can avoid predators like the coyote their speed also makes them successful hunters there are many awesome plants that live in the desert to name a few the barrel cactus and the Joshua Tree the barrel cactus can be found in the southwestern part of the United States and the Joshua Tree can be found only in the Mojave Desert that's a California like most other plans the Joshua Tree adapts in the Mojave Desert because it needs so much Sun and not a lot of rainfall the barrel cactus can also survive because of its ability to store water and because they have large root systems that spread out wide to collect water you can also see many different nonliving factors depending on the desert you can see rivers mountains cliffs caverns and so much more for example you should go to see the Mojave River in the Mojave Desert then we'll have your River is sometimes called the upside-down and backwards River upside down because the water flows below the sand and backwards because it flows away from the ocean another nonliving factor is the same of course Stan gets in the desert from different parts of erosion but most the sand in the desert came from somewhere else the sand was washed in by rivers or streams scientists are not sure how all the sand really came into the desert but there's plenty of it most deserts are found between 30 degrees latitude north and 30 degrees latitude stop the desert climate is normally hot and dry with low humidity in the winter months temperatures can drop to extreme lows at night because there are no clouds in the sky and the heat from the day escapes into the atmosphere it may get cold but the night skies are filled with millions of stars in the winter the hottest deserts to temperatures rise into the 90s and the day and drop into the 30s at night but in the summer the desert is so hot the choose fall apart because the gloom oh and even typical thermometers cannot record the high temperatures because the hot sand can be 280 degrees the desert normally stays dry so it rains about six times a year but when it rains it really rains the desert food chain sucks the Sun the Sun is the producer which makes the plants some of the plants are cacti and sage bushes next are the herbivores which eat plants such as ants rats lizards and scorpions we continue up the food chain to the carnivores like hawks and Kip foxes the highest and the food chain are the decomposers one of the only decomposers in the desert is bacteria because they are so small and can live in the air one conservation issue in the desert is development the Dubai Conservation Reserve is conserving the desert by making more eco-friendly Resort in the desert oasis they are doing this by building the structures into the hills which preserves the natural horizon line they are also using solar panels for power and conserving their use of water one of their other projects is protecting desert animals like the same gazelle their goal is to bring people to the desert by keeping it in its original space maybe the best reason why you should come to the desert now that you have learned some cool facts with the desert I hope you would join me for your eco tour see you in the desert and don't forget your sunblock

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