Thursday, January 13, 2011

Magnificent Mangroves of Andamans!

Mangroves are found mainly in tropical,sub-tropical and inter- tidal regions of the world.They are the salt-tolerant forest ecosystems, and can grow in shallow and muddy salt water.They mostly grow along the shore lines and estuaries.Mangroves are evergreen with thicker, leathery leaves designed to minimize transpiration.The total area of mangrove vegetation in Andamans is around 966 Sq.kms.

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