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mangroves


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A tropical evergreen tree or shrub which grows in coastal areas, particularly on tidal flats and estuaries. It has stilt‐like roots which knit together to form dense thickets, which can trap coastal sediment and encourage coastal deposition, allowing the mangrove to extend further out from the shore. Mangrove swamps provide important habitats for aquatic and amphibious species.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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