DON'T DESTROY MANGROVES!!!
Mangroves are a nursery, coastal barrier, filter, home, and keystone of the coastal ecosystem
Every Square Mile of Mangrove Swamp
can reduce storm surge by 1 foot.
3 Types of Mangroves in Florida
Each type of mangrove inhabits a different part of the tidal zone
Have roots that look like the plant is walking.
Have Dead Man's Fingers. Also, lick the leaves! They are salty tasting.
Have elliptical and opposite leaves
Brazilian Peppers are the most aggressive invasive plant in Florida. Brazilian Peppers will take over mangrove habitats, killing the mangroves, they grow 10 feet per year, grow back if chopped down, and have no natural predators.
Make sure the plant is a brazilian pepper, then chop it, dig up its roots, eat them, then poop them out in a bio harzardious proof container! Or get in touch with a professional that can do it for you.
Oh Man! Groves!
A Lesson From Our Teacher
Seahorses call mangrove forest home