How Much Sunlight do Amazon Rainforest Get?
There are many equatorial forests which are extended from the equator and they are providing shelter for many animals and living things. For example, there are more than ten lakhs of living things like animals and insects in the Amazon forests. There are more than 5 lakh varieties of spiders and insects in these forests. More than two lakh varieties of fishes are in the river which flows in the Amazon forest. Forests which are providing the shelter for many animals are thick normally. Four layers can be recognized in the Amazon forests from the top of the tree to the land in the bottom. Layer which is in the top is above 200 feet from the land and this layer is formed with the branches of the trees which are having more than 16 feet of trunks. Many birds will live on the trees in this layer. The second layer is below this layer and this is also formed with the branches of the trees and shrubs. Living things other than the trees will live this later and nearly 70 – 90% of the living things live in this layer. This layer is the shelter for monkeys, parasites and other animals. Amount of Sunlight which falls in the forest reaches the second layer and this reaches only from 2% – 15%. Layer which is below all the layers gets less than 2% of the sunlight. So the forests will be darker in the day also.