gobeyondstudenttravelThese iconic little salt water dwelling trees, known as mangroves, are an integral component to the marine ecosystem, and protecting them represents a huge portion of our work in the British Virgin Islands. Not only do mangroves provide habitat for hundreds of species, but they also filter excess nutrients from the water, prevent coastal erosion by stabilizing the sediment, and act as a coastal buffer against damaging wind and wave action. So thanks, little mangroves - you keep doin' you. | #britishvirginislands #marinescience #marinebiology #marineconservation #servicelearning #adventuretravel
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