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Today is #WorldMangroveDay. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them.
So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’.
They are prop roots. In #mangrove #ecosystem they are adventitious support roots. They Grow down from lateral branches, in a way support trees, with doing other root functions. Additionally roots buffer against damage to coasts & enhance biodiversity & carbon sequestration.
These are called as #pneumatophores. Mangrove ecosystem has high amount of soil moisture & salt. To take air trees here build special Aerial #roots. Which come out from ground & can grow upto 30 cm. Then air is supplied to all parts of a tree. #Natural filters.
Now as thick this #mangrove belt is, more effective it will be in resistance to #cyclones & other #disasters. They provide habitat to numerous wildlife species which makes the system healthy & balanced.
#Mangrove #ecosystem is not static. It is dynamic, keeps changing. With size variety of #landscape increases. You see here a small #grassland inside mangrove belts. On one side destruction & on other creation.
And here some more reasons to protect them. They house apex predators also. Camera trap pic.

All pictures & information are mine. During my exploration trips.
Thank you all for giving such a reach to the thread. Hope many got the message.
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