Significance of Mangroves (6)

In this article we will discuss Significance of Mangroves (6)

  • Storing Blue Carbon: Mangroves make up less than 2% of marine environments but account for 10-15% of carbon burial.
  • Once the leaves and older trees die they fall to the seafloor and take the stored carbon with them to be buried in the soil.
  • This buried carbon is known as “blue carbon” because it is stored underwater in coastal ecosystems like mangrove forests, seagrass beds and salt marshes.

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