Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dense mangroves

I promised you some mangrove trees, and today I deliver. How would you like to try to walk your way through these mangrove wetlands?

These mangroves are short, but some are tall. I will show you those in some of my upcoming posts.

Most of Las Baulas National Park is the ocean area off shore. Most of the part of the park that is on land is impassible mangrove habitat for wildlife.

Mangroves are very beneficial for the environment, particularly for fish. Mangroves improve water quality by reducing sediment runoff, keeping the water clearer and cleaner. The tangle of mangrove roots also provide areas for fish hatchlings to live in relative protectin from predators.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

Great information and shot. You really capture the impenetrable nature of the mangroves.

arabesque said...

thnx for the info... didn't know mangroves can be of great help. also, this secluded photo captured me to visit your site... ^-^

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a tangled web of roots. i would not want to get lost in there.

JM said...

This shot makes me think of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, south of Tulum, where I had my last 'encounters' with the mangroves. It's a fantastic place, David. If you haven't been there, put it on the 'must go' places next time you visit Mexico.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

JM,
I have been to the Riviera Maya and have been as south as Tulum, but did not have time to go further south to Sian Ka'an, although we wanted to to do. We instead spent time at Chichenitza, Uxmal, Ekbelem and other Mayan sites.

We have also been to Belize, but not as far north as Sian Ka'an. Thank you for your recommendation, and hopeful we will make it up there, as we have heard and read good things about it.

Angela Robak said...

But you can't possibly go on foot through those mangrove wetlands, could you? They really are quite amazing, though – thanks for sharing the information and interesting photos.

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