Mangroves

By: Sabrina Jackson and Moises A. Pena

Introduction

My project is based on Mangroves and it's ecosystem. A lot of small creatures live in my ecosystem. It is a large trees up to medium height surrounding in water. Mangroves are found/located along the Atlantic coast they are found from Florida all the way down to Argentina. Mangroves grow on both the western and eastern coasts of Africa.

Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Abiotic Factors


  • A wide range of factors
  • Evaporation during the intertidal changes
  • Adequate light
  • Shallow water
  • Low wave action
  • Suitable soils
  • Water temperature
  • Flooding

Biotic Factors

  • Fish
  • Tree
  • Animals
  • Barnacles

Water: Florida's Lifeblood

Water is very important because if there was no water then most of the species they live there would probably be close to extinct. Because they won't have any where else to live that almost the same. And then it would be a regular forest. So people would not be able to play sports using the ecosystem, for example people use the ecosystem as fishing and kayaking.

Human Impacts

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.

Common name of Roseate spoonbill

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Threskiornitidae

Genus: Platalea

Species: P.ajaja

Extra Credit

There is an endangered species in my Ecosystem. One of them is the Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris. This species is very close to being extinct.