Threatened Habitats: Mangroves

Mangroves nurture young fish and shellfish, and control erosion and water quality. To date, nearly half of the world's mangrove forests and salt marshes have been cleared, drained, diked, or filled.

photo © by Tony Rash

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)