Mojave Desert Abiotic Factors

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The Mojave Desert is an interesting ecosystem that consists of many scary animals, reptiles, rodents, and insects that adapt to this type of habitat. The first thing that is noticed is the heat that can reach 120 degrees fahrenheit, but that is just a regular day, the summer temperatures are even hotter. Even though water is limited there, biotic factors such as coyotes, Red Tailed Hawk, snakes, lizards, mice, and scorpions are able to survive. They use abiotic factors such as huge rocks and wind to adapt. There many rare plants that live in the Mojave Desert despite the scorching heat. The Mojave Desert is a mind blowing ecosystem. Review of Literature The Mojave Desert is an amazing ecosystem with huge rocks and Joshua Trees. The Mojave Desert has animals such as coyotes and Red Tailed Hawks. Coyotes eat mice, snakes, and birds. The Red Tailed Hawk eats insects, lizards and small mammals. Two abiotic factors are rocks and the sun.…show more content…
Some abiotic factors are temperature, water, elevation, soil, and wind. Water is important for plants and on average, it rains nine inches on high elevation and on low elevation it rains three inches in one year. Some biotic factors are rattlesnakes, ravens, bobcats, scorpions, and many different wild flowers such as Apricot Mallow. The Mojave Desert has many interesting features. A regular day can reach 120 degrees fahrenheit, but a summer day is even more hotter. The water is limited there, but there are very small bodies of water. Some examples are rock pools; that only last a short time, rivers, and washes. There are over 200 endemic (special organisms that are found in a particular location and nowhere else) species of plants in the Mojave

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