Mangroves

Selina Sieudath

Introduction

  • In Florida mangroves are located as far north as Cedar Key on the Gulf coast of Florida.
  • One close mangrove in Florida is located in the Everglades National Park.


  • Facts:
  • -Mangroves are one of Florida's true natives.
  • -Mangroves provide protected nursery areas for fishes, crustaceans, and shellfish.
  • -Many animals find shelter either in the roots or branches of mangroves.
  • -Mangrove branches are rookeries, or nesting areas, for beautiful coastal birds such as brown pelicans and roseate spoonbills.
  • -Florida's mangroves are tropical species; therefore, they are sensitive to extreme temperature fluctuations as well as subfreezing temperatures.


People can visit the mangroves and do many fun things.They can look at the beautiful mangroves trees as the wind blows gently and graze at the amazing animals that live in the mangroves.


About 80% of mangroves in Florida are protected by the government and 20% of the mangroves are private property.


Senses of Mangroves:

Look-very green because of all the trees

Sound-animal sounds and water moving

Feel-very warm because it is a tropical place

Smell-salty because of the water

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Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Mangroves

Abiotic Components

Non-Living Things:

  • Mangroves in Florida are aquatic ecosystems.
  • Unlike other ecosystems mangroves do not grow/found in soil, they are found/grown in brackish water.
  • The average temperature of mangroves is 19C (66F) and above.
  • Mangroves have brackish water it comes from the rain and has free flowing water
  • The average percent(%) humidity in mangroves are 71%.
  • The weather and wind impact my ecosystem by changing the water temperature and and bringing in tropical storms.
  • Mangroves get a lot of light.
  • Mangroves get their nutrients from the salt glands in their roots
  • Mangroves have many oil spills and garbage because of human threats as pollution.
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Biotic componets

Living Things

Producers:



  • sun
  • mangrove trees
  • grasses
  • microorganisms
  • algae
  • water

Consumers:


  • insects
  • fish
  • crabs
  • birds
  • monitor lizards
  • estuarine crocodiles
  • microorganisms
  • algae
  • mammals
  • reptiles and amphibians

Decomposers:

  • bacteria
  • fungi
  • microorganisms

Apex Predator:

  • estuarine crocodiles

Food Web

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Sources

Links:

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http://themangroveecosystem.weebly.com/wind-speed-and-humidity.html


http://www.bsu.edu/eft/belize/p/libm/adaptations.html


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