Manaus Amazon Tour Guide

Rainforest Biome

Climate

First your experienced tour guide will talk to you about the climate the area. The average temperature in a year Manaus is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with September being its warmest month and May being the coolest month. The average precipitation in a year in Manaus is 90 inches, with March being the wettest month and August being the driest month. Plus Manaus is right on the Amazon River.

Plants

Since Manaus is right on the Amazon River there are many trees that belong to rain forests. The trees compete for sunlight. In the Rain forest, on ground level there is shade where shrubs can grow. Different types of fruit have been found. The fruit is taken to the city where it is turned into fruit oil, but you can eat the fruit. Manaus also has grasslands. There are many grasslands because the Amazon River makes the soil fertile.
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Animals

There are many species of animals that live in Manaus. There is a time where there is high waters which are great for fish, dolphins, turtles, and river otters. But there are times where there are low waters. The fish have to survive in the low waters, but sometimes they get trapped in small lakes or become easy targets for predators. Fish have to adapt to the lack of oxygen by developing structures that allow them to take atmospheric oxygen from the air.

Bibliography

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Nelson, Bruce W., and Olga Herrera-MacBryde. “Manaus Region Brazin.” Botany. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <http://botany.si.edu/projects/cpd/sa/sa5.htm>.