If we protect mangroves, we protect our fisheries, our towns and ourselves

October 12th, 2023

The Conversation, Other, 11/10/2023, Alvise Dabalà, Anthony Richardson, Daniel Dunn and Jason Everett,
Mangroves might not look like much. Yes, they can have strange aerial roots. Yes, they’re surrounded by oozing mud. But looks can be deceiving. These remarkable shrubs and trees are nurseries for many species of fish, shellfish and crabs. They protect our coastlines from erosion, storm surges, wind and floods. And that mud? It’s one of the best biological ways we know of to store carbon. […] He is affiliated with CSIRO Environment.

Read more: https://theconversation.com/if-we-protect-mangroves-we-protect-our-fisheries-our-towns-and-ourselves-214390