Mangroves in Bermuda. Walsingham Pond Caves and Mangroves. What is a mangrove swamp?. It is a forest of lush green vegetation blanketing the marshy low lying areas.
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Caves and Mangroves
The oldest limestones (those lying closest to the underlying basalt) have become compacted and cemented with time to form durable rocks crossed in places by joints (long, regular vertical cracks). Thicknesses of limestones called beds (or strata) are separated from each other by horizontal surfaces called bedding planes. Rainwater is able to pass through the limestone down the joints and along the bedding planes: the limestone is permeable.
….red,(Rhizophora mangle) lives at the waters edge with its prop roots in the sea. Prop roots stabilize the tree in soft sediment.. Has smooth reddish bark, leaves are broad and smooth, seedlings retain on the tree. Excretes salt over the leaf surface and through shedding of older leaves.