How many gallons of water are produced by the Amazon rain forest every day?
about 20,840 gallons a day
I really don't think you could even begin to count how many different types of species that have evolved in the amazon jungle. You could never get a real answer. There are actually to many animals to count in the Amazon! We actually haven't found out every single animal in the Amazon rain forest. I would probably guess about 5 million animals are in the Amazon Rain forest actually!
The Amazon jungle or rain forest is in South America. This jungle is so massive that it covers 8 countries making it the largest tropical rain forest in the world. To kind of get an idea of how big it is, the Amazon jungle is as big as the country of Australia. Sadly, due to deforestation, forests the size of Brazil are lost every year.
The Amazon Rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin in South America. About 5 1/2 million square kilometers are covered by rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is hugely in danger because of major deforestation. It is projected that every second, 1 1/2 acres of forest are cut down due to industrial purposes.
It depends upon the age of the forest, old forests do not absorb any extra CO2 from the atmosphere. Replanting a forest will only reabsorb the CO2 emitted by the trees that were chopped down. An acre of rain-forest, if it is virgin forest (that is planted on land that has not being forested for over 100 years) absorbs about 135KG of CO2 per year. Twenty acres of rain forest absorbs 80 tons of CO2…
Think about how quick one second is...now consider this....in one second the Amazon pours almost 60 million gallons, or 620,000 cubic yards of water, into the Atlantic Ocean. This massive influx of fresh water actually dilutes the ocean's salinity, or saltiness, for up to 100 miles offshore. To put this massive amount of water into perspective keep in mind that one days worth of water flowing out of the Amazon is the equivalent of 12…