Entries in mangrove (3)

Tuesday
Jan232018

The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands 

Wetland ecosystems are integral for the planet. They provide an array of useful ecological services such as preservation of water quality, erosion buffering, carbon sequestration and nurseries for freshwater and marine species. Above all, they are critical for groundwater recharge and inhibit the effects of flooding...

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Tuesday
Jan162018

Mangroves - Why They’re  Important

Mangroves are commonly described as the ‘forests of the sea’, owing to their roots being submerged in water, whilst adapted to thrive in both freshwater and saline conditions. Due to their ability to withstand challenging conditions such as storm surges and tidal influxes, mangroves are the second most biodiverse ecosystem after the coral reef system...

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Friday
Jul252014

Mangrove day 2014

It is a tree...It is seaweed....no, it is a Mongrove! The plant growing on tropical coasts has puzzled generations of botanists for being the only tree able to survive salted water’s inundation.

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