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to survive.

Only a few species of plants grow rapidly enough to survive burial by the moving dunes, but several types of small anim

als have evolved white co

lorations to camouf

lage them in t

he gypsum sand. Wh

ite Sands National Mo

nument preserve

s a major part of this gypsum dune field

, along with the plants and anima

sing from the heart of this basin is o

ne of the world's great natural wo

dunes of gypsum sand hav

e engulfed 275 square miles of desert here

advance. Slowly but relentlessly the sand, driv

en by strong southwest winds, co

vironment of the dune field

, even plants and animals adapted t

have evolved white co

Department Head - Dr. Christa Hockensmith

Information Technology Branch

uahuan Desert lies a mountain

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