[Total: 0 Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote The Chihuahuan Desert Trilogy: Part 2 CDRI Productions An Award Winning Film from the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute Where Rainbows Wait for Rain is the second documentary on the Chihuahuan Desert produced by Harry L Gordon for the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and filmed largely in Big Bend National Park, Texas and at Cuatrociénegas in the northern state of Coahuila, Mexico. Cuatrociénegas (which means four marshes) is located a valley floor studded with white gypsum sand dunes and ringed by mountains, hundreds of springs emerge from the ground filling blue-green pools, streams and rivers. Communities of microbes build rocky freshwater reefs in the warm, mineral rich water. Fish, turtles, shrimp, clams, snails, lizards and snakes found nowhere else in the desert, or the world for that matter, thrive here. With over 70 such endemic species, it is often compared to the Galapagos Islands. The World Wildlife Fund ranks it as one of the three most “biologically outstanding” desert freshwater ecoregions in the world. Video Rating: / 5
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