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Everglades

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Biological Sciences.

A vast area of marshland and coastal mangrove in southern Florida, part of which is protected as a national park.

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halophyte

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A terrestrial plant that is adapted morphologically and/or physiologically to grow in salt-rich soils and salt-laden air (e.g. Salicornia species, glassworts). See also salt marsh.

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pneumatophore

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

1 An aerial negatively geotropic root that acts as an organ of gaseous exchange. Pneumatophores are produced by mangroves and other plants that grow in waterlogged...

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progradation

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The outward building of a sedimentary deposit, such as the seaward advance of a delta or shoreline, or the outbuilding of an alluvial fan.

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tidal flat

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A broad, flat coastal wetland of muddy, marshy, or sandy sediment, which is covered and uncovered in each tidal cycle. Also known as tidal marsh.

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tropical forest

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Forest that grows in tropical climates with high temperatures and generally high annual rainfall. The two main types are tropical rainforest and monsoon forest.

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