Intro to Florida Mangroves
Mangroves are one of Florida's true natives. They thrive in salty environments because they are able to obtain freshwater from saltwater. Some secrete excess salt through their leaves, others block absorption of salt at their roots. Mangroves are commonly found with their roots in water. Mangroves can also be found by themselves or in a group called a mangrove forest.
This is an example of a mangrove forest, they are located together and commonly in or by a water source
View from the bottom
This is an example of what the roots look like.
This is located in Cape Florida State Park
(Here are just a few)-Pink Shrimp
Classification of Saltwater crocodiles
Species- C. Porosus
Kemp's ridley sea turtle- . The Kemp's ridley has a triangular-shaped head with a somewhat hooked beak with large crushing surfaces. This turtle is a shallow water benthic feeder with a diet consisting primarily of crabs.