mangrove swamp


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mangrove swamp

[′maŋ‚grōv ‚swämp]
(ecology)
A tropical or subtropical marine swamp distinguished by the abundance of low to tall trees, especially mangrove trees.
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4) It is interpreted that the depositional environment at the location of the profile seems to commence on a mangrove swamp environment which, due to a continued regression of sea levels, gave rise to a more inland mangrove swamp environment with an increased riparian influence.
Henry said: "My 77-year-old mum is supposed to have walked three miles into a mangrove swamp? A grown man would struggle to do that armed with a machete.
Mangrove swamps contain carbon, oxygen, and sulfur with distinctive stable isotopes--natural, nonharmful variations in elements.
Rockefeller, includes a mangrove swamp and a dry forest.
So there I was, knee-deep in the mud of a mangrove swamp, fighting through the tangled vegetation while enduring the heat, the rotten-egg smell of hydrogen sulfide, and the buzzing of hundreds of mosquitoes.
A leafy tangle along a stretch of the Cosumnes River, halfway between Sacramento and Stockton, has all the signs of a mangrove swamp south of the Mason-Dixon line.
A large 17 x 17 km mangrove swamp, with at least four islands and several canals, is situated near the center of its east side.
The mangrove swamp is a true frontier between the terrestrial and the aquatic environments.
For every acre of mangrove swamp wiped out, the wild fish catch drops by 676 pounds per year.
They have fought logging operations, begun projects to reforest denuded hills, established sea sanctuaries to protect the coastal reefs and the mangrove swamp, promoted organic farming methods, supported land rights for small farmers, created community-based health programs, campaigned against toxic waste dumps, started ecological drama groups and lobbied against the monetary debt.
The species grows on the seaward side of the mangrove swamp. Avicennia trees are usually eight feet in height.
Legarda enjoined the public to watch the episode on the Camotes Island Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, described as a precious fortress in Central Visayas.