Mangroves Essay

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Corey Prior Senior Biology Senior Biology Year 11 Due Date: 21 March, 2011 Name: Corey Prior Class: 11I Teacher: Dr Thind Corey Prior Senior Biology Table of Contents Introduction....................................................................................................................3 Aim:................................................................................................................................5 Methods/Equipment:......................................................................................................6 Results:...........................................................................................................................8 Discussion: ..................................................................................................................12 Conclusion: .................................................................................................................15 Bibliography:................................................................................................................16 Corey Prior Senior Biology Corey Prior Senior Biology Introduction A mangrove is a shrub or tree that grows in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics (http://www.google.com.au/search/define/mangroves). The mangrove plant is one in few green plants that can live with their roots in salt water and leaves in the air. Mangroves inhabit more than two-thirds of the salt water coastal areas all over the world including; tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America (http://www.globio.org). Mangroves grow on most coastal areas, including the Moreton Bay National Park, Queensland, Australia. Woogoompah Island is within the Moreton Bay National Park and is mostly inhabited by mangroves. Mangroves usually like to grow on the landward edges of

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