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Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem

An important function of mangrove forest is to hold back silt water that damages coral reefs. In extreme weather conditions, mangroves provide a physical barrier, absorbing and dissipating the energy from tsunami, flood or storm winds.

Year: 2010

From album: The Critical role of Oceans in Maintaining our Climate

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

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