Did you know…?

Did you know…. these interesting facts about mangroves?

Two thirds of the fish we eat spend part of their life in mangroves.

Mangroves are trees or shrubs that live in seawater. They occur in the area between high and low tide along the coast, estuaries and up rivers.

Only two counties, Indonesia and Brazil have more mangroves than Australia. 

Australian mangroves cover nearly 12,000 square kilometres. 

Mangroves cover 18% of the Australian coastline.

Mangroves help protect the land from the sea during cyclones and storms.

Mangrove habitats store more carbon than rainforests. Much of the carbon is in the mud.

 

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Sourced from: Australian Marine Environment Protection Association, 21 March 2020, at: https://www.ausmepa.org.au/educators/middle-year/mangroves/mangrove-amazing-facts/

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