Florida Mangroves

Arianna Rivera & Alitza Tejeda 😉

"Walking Trees" 🌴

Mangroves are one of Florida's true natives. The red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) is probably the most well known. It typically grows along the waters edge. Found along Florida's Peninsula. In Florida removing florida mangroves is illegal. Going to visit florida mangroves is a amazing experience seeing organisms roaming inbetween the roots of the mangroves and the cool water touching the hot rays of floridas sun.

Human Impacts On mangroves.

Good Impacts:

  • In florida it is against the law to remove mangroves without a permit from local government
  • People plant mangroves to help slow down erosion of th shore

Bad Impacts:

  • The swamps and forest are suffering from pollution due to oil spills, pesticides, and industrial chemicals
  • Swamps/forests are being destroyed for fuel wood, wood chips, pulp, etc.

Florida Mangroves

Food Web

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Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Abiotic & Biotic Factors

  • Some Abiotic factors are salinity, temperature, and oxygen.With salinity, mangroves have adapted many ways to prevent salt intake.Some excrete salt through their leaves, and some have root systems that are too small for salt particles, but just big enough for water to pass through.
  • Some biotic factors are tree,birds,sea-snakes, sponges,racoons,snails,green sea turtle,manatee.