Monday, February 18, 2013

Stabilizing the Beach

This would seem to be the antithesis of an attractive beach; no waves or stretches of sand. But the mangrove roots that form huge clumps protect the barrier islands from erosion from the wave action. In some places these tangles of roots and shoots extend for miles. They have a tremendous impact on the wildlife and the fish and mammals in the area. Destruction of this habitat is a great concern.

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