Mangroves are trees or shrubs that are found in the intertidal zone of coastlines, or that area between the coastal environment and the terrestrial environment. These florae are well-adapted to living in saline (salty) and brackish environments, which is one of the reasons that they are so unique.

Mangroves are found along tropical and sub-tropical coastlines, with a particularly heavy presence in Asia, followed by Africa and South America.

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DFLW081223_D008            Sealevel rise, remnants of old pier and mangroves at Grenville Bay, Grenada.
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