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Mangrove coastal ecosystem in Zanzibar

Mangroves are one of the few tree species that can grow in sea water. They are important for coastal ecosystems, as their roots stabilise coastlines and reduce erosion from waves and storms. Mangroves also sequester large amounts of carbon, making them important for both local and global ecosystems.

Year: 2016

From album: Zanzibar Tanzania

Photographer: Rob Barnes

Tags: blue carbon coastal ecosystem coastal ecosystems East Africa Indian Islands Mangrove ocean Tanzania Zanzibar

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