I work in a place where land and ocean water meet. It is a mangrove forest. Mangroves are a group of trees. Their tangled roots stick up from the mud. The ocean water is salty. Tides rush in and out.
These wetlands are tough. They form a living barrier. They protect coastlines from storms. Tree roots slow waves and weaken winds. Their thick roots trap and build soil. Like all wetlands, mangroves also store carbon.
This red bird stands out in the mangrove.
Shipworms eat dead wood.
The Power of Mangroves
Mangroves are full of life. Crabs, fish, birds, and insects find food and homes here. Shipworms eat dead wood. That keeps the trees healthy. People and animals depend on mangroves!
From here, I can see the whole swamp.