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mangrove trees

mangrove trees growing in river estuary

Mangrove trees sprouting D595E - Mangroves might not rate among the world's most beautiful trees, but they play a vital role in many coastal environments. Their roots help to prevent erosion, and when the incoming tide submerges their roots, they offer a welcome and secure habitat for many species of marine life. These young trees, sprouting in the shallow water of a river estuary, were just beginning their lives.

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