Mangroves

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Mangroves are not found in all beach profiles but are unique and vital ecosystems for marine life. They are breeding grounds and nurseries for many aquatic fauna species and therefore have a high ecological as well as environmental value. They contain unique trees and shrubs that can tolerate extreme salt and tidal inundation - adaptations include specialised root systems, salt secreting functions and reproductive traits. The wildlife within this zone is incredibly diverse, both terrestrial and aquatic.

The importance of mangroves have become largely recognised and better protected with legislation only in recent years, especially as their role as foreshore buffer has been realised.

Some of the mangroves that can be found within the Burdekin Dry Tropics include:


Other plants found in these areas within the Burdekin Dry Tropics include:

References

NQ Dry Tropics gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated (CTDLI) to the development of this page's information.

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