Science class project ( Jennifer R. and Katie K.)

All About Mangroves

The definition of a Mangrove are various large and extensive types of trees up to medium height and that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S.More about Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loos,wet soils,salt water,and being periodically submerged by tides.

AT THE RAIN FOREST!!!!!!!!🌴🌿 🍀

All of these trees grow in areas with low-oxygen soil, where slow-moving waters allow fine sediments to accumulate. Mangrove forests only grow at tropical and subtropical latitudes near the equator because they cannot withstand freezing temperatures.

Many mangrove forests can be recognized by their dense tangle of prop roots that make the trees appear to be standing on stilts above the water. This tangle of roots allows the trees to handle the daily rise and fall of tides, which means that most mangroves get flooded at least twice per day. The roots also slow the movement of tidal waters, causing sediments to settle out of the water and build up the muddy bottom.

Mangrove forests stabilize the coastline, reducing erosion from storm surges, currents, waves, and tides. The intricate root system of mangroves also makes these forests attractive to fish and other organisms seeking food and shelter from predators.

Endangered animals living next to mangroves

Fun to learn!!😄

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