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By: Michael Chiste. The effect of the distance to the intracoastal on white mangrove growth. The White Mangrove ( Laguncularia Racemosa ). Found from Volusia County all the way down the coast

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the white mangrove laguncularia racemosa
The White Mangrove (LagunculariaRacemosa)
  • Found from Volusia County all the way down the coast
  • Shelters small marine life, and holds down soil with their strong roots during hurricanes and other strong storms
  • Roots allow them to live in either fresh or salt water because roots can take out the salt
  • Leaves are rounded, greenish-yellow color, and have glands called nectarines, which emit a salt that creatures eat
  • Has the ability to grow up to 60 ft. tall
  • Thrives in tropical regions, with lots of sun and water
the dendrometer
The Dendrometer
  • Unique scientific instrument; used to measure the growth of a tree trunk over periods of time (finding the circumference)
  • Equipped with a spring, which allows the band to move as the tree grows
  • Have a specific way to read, it’s NOT like reading a book
the intracoastal
The Intracoastal
  • Runs along some of the Gulf coast and most of the Atlantic coast; about 3,000 miles long
  • Goes through rivers, lakes, bays, and lagoons
  • Majority is made up of salt water, some parts can be fresh water though
  • Parts are man-made, while some are naturally occurring
  • Used as a major place for transporting goods
effect of the distance to the intracoastal on white mangrove growth
Effect of the Distance to the Intracoastal on White Mangrove Growth
  • Can survive in both types of water the Intracoastal has, salt and fresh
  • This affects the growth because if it’s closer, it’s giving the tree more water to live on
  • Since the White Mangrove can separate the salt, this would be beneficial
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