thirds of the fish we eat spend part of their life in mangroves.
are trees or shrubs that live in seawater. They occur in the area between high
and low tide along the coast, estuaries and up rivers.
two counties, Indonesia and Brazil have more mangroves than Australia.
- Australian mangroves cover nearly 12,000 square kilometres.
- Mangroves cover 18% of the Australian coastline.
- Mangroves help protect the land from the sea during cyclones and storms.
- Mangrove habitats store more carbon than rainforests. Much of the carbon is in the mud.