Mangroves

By:Yordi Osorio-Avila

Intro

You want to go for a ride through a mangrove,mangroves are really pretty to ride through a opening you can see the light coming through the trees,and the waters color,and the forms of the trees.

What are mangroves

Mangroves are palms,shrub,palms,and ground sherm that grow in between land and sea in tropical and subtropical latitudes where they exist in conditions of high salinity,extremes tides,strong winds,high tempheture and muddy,anaerobic types of soils.

The importance

Mangrove forests are home to a large variety of fish, crab, shrimp, and mollusk species. These fisheries form an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world.
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Mangroves

Facts

-Mangroves grow in areas with low oxygen soil

-Mangroves only grow in areas with tropical and subtropical latitudes near the equator because they can not survive in freezing temperature

-Mangroves line more than 1,800 miles of shoreline within Florida

-In the Florida's keys,the red mangroves,black,and white tend to dominate wetlands areas

Types of mangroves

-Red mangrove

-Black mangrove

-White mangrove

Abiotic and Biotic

Biotic

.Mangroves

.Algae

.Birds(falcon)

.Turtles(loggerhead turtle)

.Fish(snapper)

.Snakes(water snakes)

.Crabs(Aratus pisonii)


Abiotic

.Water(salt)

.Soil

.Light

.Temperature

Ecosytem

Abiotic

.Sunlight

.Water

.Temperature

.Soil chemistry

.Precipitation


Biotic

.Plants

.Algae

.Birds

.Blue crab

.Florida manatee

.Blue Heron

.procyon lotor

Endangered species

Human impacts

Thousands of acres have been destroyed and replaced with filled land;this can be seriously damaged by oil spills and herbicides; both sport and commercial fisheries decline when mangroves are destroyed.

American alligator common name

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Reptilia

Superorder:Crocodylomorpha

Order:Crocodilia

Family:Alligatoridae

Genus:Alligator

Species:mississippiensis