First Line of Defense: Mangroves


At last weekend’s Biscayne BioBlitz, long-time colleague Bob Hirshon of the American Association for the Advancement of Science speaks with park ranger Larry Perez about mangroves, several species of trees that grow in salt water and act as living nurseries for young fish, plus comprise south Florida’s first line of defense against hurricanes.

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Photo by Tim Greenleaf