Mangrove Roots Flush with Life

Mangrove roots provide support for filter-feeders like sponges, mussels, oysters, and barnacles. These play an important role in keeping the water clear. More about mangroves can be found in our Mangroves featured story.

Mangrove roots provide support for filter-feeders like mussels, oysters, and barnacles.
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Chip Clark/Smithsonian Institution