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Below are selected pictures of mangroves. More photographs of mangroves are available in the country sections found on the left.

Except where noted, all images are the property of Rhett A. Butler, copyright 1994-2006. Contact me with questions regarding use, reproduction, or purchase of any of the pictures.


Fraser Island, Australia


Mangroves, Honduras


Mangrove Forest, Honduras

Cenote Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Cenote


Aquatic biotope for cenotes in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Cenotes biotope



Aerial view of mangrove forests that have been cleared for farming and aquaculture



Rice fields planted on former mangrove forest land



Mangrove swamp converted for settlement and agriculture



Shrimp aquaculture has replaced mangrove forests in Sulawesi



Mangroves cleared for settlement and shrimp farms



Aerial view of rice paddies where mangrove forests oncee grew



Overhead view of mangroves cleared for rice paddies


Mangrove swamp, west shore, Vanua Levu

Mangroves on Vanua Levu

Cenote Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Cenote


Aquatic biotope for cenotes in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Cenotes biotope


Tulum ruins, Mexico Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Tulum ruins, Mexico


Cenote Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Cenote



Mangrove forests cleared for agricultural development in Sulawesi



Rice fields where mangroves once grew



Mangroves cleared for settlement and aquaculture



Mangrove forest cleared for settlement and shrimp farms



Aerial view of mangrove-lined river in Borneo



Mangrove-lined coast of southern Borneo



Aerial view of flooded costal rice paddies


Tulum ruins, Mexico Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Tulum ruins, Mexico


Tulum ruins, Mexico Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Tulum ruins, Mexico


Tulum ruins, Mexico Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Tulum ruins, Mexico


Mangrove roots Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Mangrove roots


Lagoon Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Lagoon


Mangrove roots Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Mangrove roots



Mangroves cleared for agricultural development



Mangroves have been cleared for shrimp aquaculture



Bugis territory in Sulawesi, mountains in ground, deforested mangroves in foreground



Mangrove forest cleared for settlement and aquaculture



Rice paddies planted where mangrove forest once grew



Overhead view of shrimp aquaculture in Java



Airplane view of shrimp aquaculture in Java


Related sections:
Brackish water lagoon in Mexico Cenotes biotope, a freshwater habitat in the forests of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico


More from Wikipedia.org:

Mangrove are woody trees or shrubs that grow in coastal habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999), for which the term mangrove swamp also would apply. Mangrove plants occupy shallow water and intertidal zones in tropical and subtropical coastal regions, usually where protected from direct wave action, and thus characterized by muddy or fine sediment substrata.

The mangal is often considered a type of biome. Mangrove habitat is exclusively tropical and tidal, and therefore having soil or sediment that is water-logged and saline or of variable salinity. Areas where mangal occurs includes estuaries and marine shorelines. A wide variety of plant species can be found in mangrove habitat, but some 54 species in 20 genera, belonging to 16 families constitute the "true mangroves" species that occur almost exclusively in mangrove habitats and rarely elsewhere (Hogarth, 1999).

The roots of the mangrove plants stabilize the sand and mud. In areas of the world where mangroves have been removed for development purposes, the coastline has been subject to rapid erosion. They also provide a habitat for wildlife and serve as a natural buffer to strong winds and waves produced by cyclones. In Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and India, mangrove plantations are grown in coastal regions for this purpose. They can protect against tsunamis.








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