Into the Mangrove Forest

The mangrove forest is a place of amazement both above and below the waterline. Mangroves have the unique ability to live in salt water, and they use their highly specialized roots to filter salt, inhale oxygen, and extract nutrients from an environment that other trees can not tolerate. The world within the tangled mess of mangrove roots is dark, silty, eerie, and wonderful.

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    Mangrove forests are essential to coral reef ecosystems. Therefore, Save Coral Reefs is implicated in mangrove reforestation so their healthiness will have a sustainable impact on coral reefs.

    Never the less in Hawaii, the topic of mangrove ecology is quite controversial. Many people would like to see mangroves removed there as they are not a native species and invade essential habitat of endemic species such as birds.