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    Mangroves

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    Mangrove derives from the spanish word mangle, which means a large group of trees or shrubs that grow on shores of tropics (Wikipedia contributors).There is at approximately 80 known species and 3 types (red, black, white) that have been discovered around the world. Mangroves grow in coastal habitats where freshwater rivers empty into saltwater seas, or vice versa. All mangroves either have prop roots or have a root system that allows them to receive oxygen(Maikut). This essay will contain the important

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    Mangroves

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    Some people don’t like mangroves, regarding them as muddy, mosquito and crocodile infested swamps. In the past their removal was seen as a sign of progress. So what is the point of preserving them? For a start, an estimated 75 percent of fish caught commercially spend some time in the mangroves or are dependent on food chains which can be traced back to these coastal forests. Mangroves also protect the coast by absorbing the energy of storm driven waves and wind. The only two yachts undamaged by

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    Biology of Mangroves

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    Biology of Mangroves One of the most unique and least understood environments found in nature is that of the mangrove. This ecosystem is found at the junction between land and sea. Author, Loren Eiseley (1971) wrote vividly about his encounter with a mangrove forest in the book The Night Country: A world like that is not really natural. Parts of it are neither land nor sea and so everything is moving from one element to anotherÖNothing stays put where it began because everything is constantly

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    Mangroves And Environment

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    INTRODUCTION Australia has a total of 11,000km of mangrove-lined coast, which makes up 18% of the Australian coast-line, but only 1% of Australia’s total forest cover. Mangroves play an important role in the oxygen we breathe today, they are also a host to at least 70 different species of crustacean and roughly 75 different species of fish and over 100 different species of molluscs, and even polychaete worms and 230 species of birds. Some species only live in mangroves during high-tide such as sea snakes, turtles

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    Mangrove forest is an important ecosystem as protection for coastlines and estuarine. They are crucial habitat for a lot of different species as well as preventing soil erosion. Mangrove forest provide support as it can withstand high salinity besides having a great mechanism that able to survive in flooding area. Mangrove forests fulfulliled human needs and services both in environment and economy respectively. They provided a very high quality of timber, charcoal and fuel wood. As we all know

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    Crossing the Mangrove

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    As I was reading, I noticed that most of the characters involved in Crossing the Mangrove have strong opinions stemming from race and class perspective. They live their lives with harsh lenses of judgment by categorizing their fellow Guadeloupian neighbors by race, success, heritage and gender. Francis Sancher came to inhabit the island of Guadeloupe, and people became suspicious of this “foreign stranger”. I found it interesting that most of the women within the novel felt positively towards Francis

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    Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem

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    What is the Mangrove Ecosystem? Mangroves are found in tropical and sub-tropical areas which located at intertidal areas and estuary mouths between land and sea. There are consists a group of plant growing in shallow and muddy salt water or brackish waters. The specific regions where the plants occur are called “mangrove ecosystem”. Mangroves provide critical habitat for a diverse marine and terrestrial flora and fauna. The continuous interruption of physiological and morphological stresses, salinity

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    Mangrove is a tree or shrub which grows in tidal, chiefly tropical, coastal swamps, having numerous tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets. Mangroves are highly specialized ecosystem, which are characterized by salt resistant plants growing in the tropical and subtropical regions. India has approximately 315000 ha of mangrove out of which about 65000 ha are along the west coast. Gujarat and Kerala coasts have the most degraded mangroves, while Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka

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    Mangroves in Australia

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    Mangroves in Australia The mangrove communities of Australia are some of the most highly adaptive plant communities in the world. These plants live in an environment that is often engulfed with seawater. This environment is considered an arid environment due to the lack of fresh water. The plants of the mangrove community must develop several adaptations to deal with the environment. The environment these plants often inhabit is referred to as an intertidal zone. The intertidal zone is the

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    “If there are no mangroves, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree without roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea…”(AMNH, 2003). Internationally, mangroves communities are recognised as pivotal in the sustaining of a healthy diverse ecosystem. However, since the late 1950s, human beings have decimated the total of mangrove forests by a third (Fidenci, 2007). The World Atlas of Mangroves states decimation of mangroves is occurring “four times faster” than on land forestation

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