Mangroves Sentence Examples
The farms come up at the cost of natural eco-systems including mangroves.
They contain stunted timber trees, palms, mangroves and other tropical and sub-tropical plants and have an almost impenetrable undergrowth.
However, the government is now considering building sea walls and planting mangroves in sensitive areas.
Phase 1 of the development has already taken place, destroying mangroves and large areas of Bimini's pristine habitat and coastline.
Tropical Kingbird We take a midday break at the Caroni Visitor Center, a great place for a picnic, overlooking the mangroves.Advertisement
We continue to the coastal mangroves of Kuala Selangor, at the mouth of the Selangor River.
The second layer of tall black mangroves then operates like a wall withstanding much of the sea's fury.
The shores of the larger islands are fringed in some parts with a dense barrier of mangroves, backed by an often impenetrable thicket of tropical undergrowth, which, as the ridges are ascended, give place to taller trees and deep green bushes which are covered with orchids and trailing moss (orchilla), and from which creepers hang down interlacing the vegetation.
The west coast throughout its whole length is covered to a depth of some miles with mangrove swamps, with only a few isolated stretches of sandy beach, the dim foliage of the mangroves and the hideous mud flats presenting a depressing spectacle.
The coast of German East Africa (often spoken of as the Swahili coast, after the inhabitants of the seaboard) is chiefly composed of coral, is little indented, and is generally low, partly sandy, partly rich alluvial soil covered with dense bush or mangroves.Advertisement
The southern part of the low coast is chiefly grass land, while the river mouths and arms of the bays are lined with mangroves.
As far south as Benguella the coast region is rich in oil-palms and mangroves.
The seashore and the river banks are lined with mangroves, but the most important tree of the coast belt is the oilpalm.
Oysters are found in large numbers in the estuaries and fixed to the submerged parts of the mangroves.
In places the sands are fringed by long lines of Casuarina trees; in others, and more especially in the neighbourhood of some of the river mouths, there are deep banks of black mud covered with mangroves; in others the coast presents to the sea bold headlands, cliffs, mostly of a reddish hue, sparsely clad with greenery, or rolling hills covered by a growth of rank grass.Advertisement
The coast-line, the creeks and the lower courses of the rivers are lined with mangroves.
From the sea the only indication of a river mouth is a break in the dark green mangroves which here universally fringe the coast.
Studer (Crustacea of the Gazelle, 1882) records Balanus amphitrite (Darwin?) from roots and stems of mangroves in the Congo, where, he says, " it follows the mangroves as far as their vegetation extends along the stream, to six sea-miles from the mouth."
Estuaries and mangroves are the two best known brackish water habitats, and both yield many different types of aquarium fish.
Students stay here several days, studying the spectacular tower karst, coastal geomorphology, mangroves, and tourism.Advertisement
Explore the mangroves by boat to see numerous waterfowl, monkeys and, if you are lucky, the endangered manatee.
Since the river was surrounded by mangroves we had birdwise high expectations of the boat trip.
We anchored near to the Mariela islets and, after a siesta, we took the pangas to explore the mangroves.
We powered across the bay until we eventually reached the mangroves.
Also, were the effects of the tsunami worsened by the destruction of mangroves?Advertisement
On the east coast the force of the north-east monsoon, which beats upon the shores of the China Sea annually from November to February, has kept the land for the most part free from mangroves, and the sands, broken here and there by rocky headlands thickly wooded, and fringed by casuarina trees, stretch for miles without interruption.
The flora includes mangroves, Rubiaceae, Sapotaceae and other forms requiring more than pure coralline material for their growth.
The coast region is characterized by mangroves, Pandanus, rattans, and similar palms with long flexible stems, and the middle region by the great rice-fields, the coco-nut and areca palms, and the usual tropical plants of culture.
Beyond the delta firm ground takes the place of mud and the mangroves disappear.