Mangrove (Batam,Indonesia)



Mangrove swamp during high tide.

Mangrove swamp at low tide.

Mangroves are various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles (137, 760 km²) spanning to 118 countries and territories. The word is used in at least three senses: (1) most broadly to refer to the habitat and entire plant assemblage or mangal, for which the terms mangrove forest biome,mangrove swamp and mangrove forest are also used, (2) to refer to all trees and large shrubs in the mangrove swamp, and (3) narrowly to refer to the mangrove family of plants, the Rhizophoraceae, or even more specifically just to mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora. ~ SOURCE

12 comments:

  1. Interesting post for the day, Cher! Always good to learn something I didn't know! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. love your pictures, Che, I miss mangroves, we don't have it here, except maybe in Florida and in the South Coast.

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  3. I love to go Island hoping with you! And look at those feet, Gian is almost ready to walk by himself (LOL)!

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  4. I was just watching a nature program that talked about mangrove swamps and how important they are as a habitat for certain wildlife. I hadn't thought of the differences in tides not living near the ocean. Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes Cher..have a wonderful week!!!...Michelle

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  5. Lovely. I find mangrove swamps fascinating...there's often so much hidden life there. And I enjoyed the photos of you with your family. Nothing's better than time with the family, is there?

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  6. Fascinating facts and beautiful pictures. I love learning new things.

    Thanks for the visit.

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  7. Magnificent post for the letter "M"!

    Very informative...

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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  8. We have a lot of mangroves planted in the river bank of Donsol, Phils.

    Gorgeous!

    Ohio River View, come see when you get a chance.

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  9. Beautiful scenes of the mangrove swamp area! Quite a contrast with our peninsula mangrove areas that are tight with low growing plants - so tight that you only see patches of water!

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  10. beautiful green trees :-) thank you for sharing :-) Visiting from Green Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  11. i remember the time we went to Palawan, thanks for joining Green Monday, hope to see you again this week.

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