Mangroves abut blue ocean waters.
Eric Punkay/Marine Photobank

Mangroves: One Species at a Time

Encyclopedia of Life and Atlantic Public Media

Follow researchers Candy Feller and Dennis Whigham from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center as they scramble, climb, crawl, and creep through the tangled roots of a mangrove forest. In this episode of the Podcast of Life, learn what’s threatening these unique ecosystems where the ocean meets the land. Studying these flooded forests is a challenge, but pursuing science in this strange landscape has its own rewards.