Mangrove Survival: Against the Odds

Mangroves thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that would kill most plants. But even these tough trees are threatened by human development. This lone mangrove shoot in South Bimini, Bahamas stands strong in the path of a backhoe dredging a lagoon. Mangroves, which provide habitat to diverse marine life and protect shorelines from storms and erosion, are disappearing at an alarming rate worldwide.

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This site is awesome. I was in Belize with the Jason project and worked with Candy Feller on mangroves. I loved it so much I went back and developed a marine curriculum around mangroves, sea grasses and coral reefs. This site will help me in the classroom. I love the videos and the pictures. Aquatic Science is now a 4th year science at our high school and we have gone from 4 sections of aquatics to eleven. This site will be shared with aquatic science teachers in our district.