Mangrove A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, mainly between latitudes N and S.The total mangrove forest area of the world in was , square kilometres , sq mi , spanning countries and Australian mangroves Australia has approximately , km of mangroves, primarily on the northern and eastern coasts of the continent Areas where mangroves occur include the intertidal zone of tropical, subtropical and protected temperate coastal rivers, estuaries, bays and marine shorelines Less than % of Australia s total forest area is mangrove forest Although mangroves are typically found in tropical Ecological Importance mangrove The dikes now prevent the free flow of water and movement of organisms between the mangroves and intracoastal waters, thereby denying the marine ecology the full benefits of mangrove wetlands. Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves innovators McIvor et al .Storm surge reduction by mangroves NCP Report Introduction to the Natural Coastal Protection Series The world s coastal margins are among the most densely populated and intensively used MangroveWatch MangroveWatch is a not for profit organisation that focuses on the research, education and conservation of mangrove and tidal wetland environments globally Much of our work is channeled through our flagship program that is built on partnerships between scientists, community volunteers and traditional owners. Mangroves protect coastlines, store carbon and are As Earth s climate warms, mangroves are expanding north and south from tropical zones Mangroves reinforce shorelines and store huge quantities of carbon, so protecting them is an effective Estuaries, Salt Marshes, and Mangroves MarineBio Estuaries, Salt Marshes, and Mangroves The Ocean NEXT Continental Shelves Salt Marshes, estuaries, and mangrove forests are unique ecosystems in Thailand Trang Province Taking Back the Mangroves with Overview Sometimes called rainforests by the sea , mangroves cover one quarter of the world s tropical and subtropical coastline, extending between and thousand square kilometers in countries and territories in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. Untitled Document langkawi nature Enjoy the mangroves of Langkawi with a taste of adventure and some exercise during this hour kayak trip Have a good close up to the ecology of the mangroves while gliding with your kayak through a smaller area in the mangrove jungle away from the larger rivers. MANGROVES AND THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT LIVE MANGROVES Mangroves are generally small scrubby trees supported by prop roots There are many species of mangrove plant Though mangrove species often look the same or similar, they are often not members of the same family.