Category: Plants

Great blue heron standing on black mangroves at sunset in Canaveral National Seashore.

Mangroves in Canaveral National Seashore

Mangroves are a group of salt-tolerant trees that grow in coastal tidal mudflats and salt marshes in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. These trees have adapted to the harsh conditions of these environments and play an important role in the coastal ecosystem. Mangroves provide habitat and food for many species of wildlife, help protect against coastal erosion, and serve as nursery grounds for many fish and shellfish species.

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