Rhizophora, the plant itself, does not like too much salt. They are only on the coastline because plants upstream in fresh water grow tall which blocks out light. When a tree is lost it takes ten years to replace: it has a long life, living over 200 years. | mangrove | not. |
If the situation continues, commercial fisherman will see a reduction in fish caught: they go to the coastal habitat to breed. The balanced ecosystem is also a natural feeding ground. Research has begun to find out if the die-off is related to global change. | or an up.