Earth & Conservation

The Monsoon Effect

On this week's Behind the Adventure, Coyote discusses what he likes to call the "Monsoon Effect."

The "Monsoon Effect" is a term the team uses to describe the response desert wildlife have to the summer monsoon rains. Since most of the wildlife in the Sonoran Desert live below ground or under cover to escape the extreme desert heat, the torrential downpours created by monsoon storms are one of the only occurrences that will actually drive the animals up to the surface.

In the last episode of Breaking Trial, Coyote actually used this effect to his advantage when he mimicked a rainstorm using 5 gallons of water...and to everyones surprise, his strategy actually worked!

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