receive over 60 inches of rain a year. That is five feet of water!
These forests are found next to oceans,
where evaporation fills the air with water vapor. As the ocean
air sweeps over the land, the moisture comes down as rain.
Rain forests are filled with plants
of different heights. As the sunlight is filtered through the
leaves, sometimes the air looks almost green!
There are two kinds
of rain forests: tropical and temperate.
Tropical rainforests are found near
the equator. They have very rich ecosystems, with many kinds
of plants and animals living together.
Temperate rainforests are cooler,
and have fewer species living in them. They provide ideal conditions
for conifers, mosses, ferns, and fungi.
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