Mangroves form a protective berm on a Florida Bay island

Mangroves and mud flats on island in Florida Bay

Detailed Description

The transition between a mud flat on the interior of Bob Allen Key (Florida Bay, Everglades National Park) and the mangroves that form the islands’ protective outer berm.  These black mangroves have pneumatophores – parts of the root that function like snorkels, allowing the roots to “breathe” when water overlies the mud flat. Photo: Anna Wachnicka, FIU


Image Dimensions: 1377 x 794

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Location Taken: FL, US


Photo: Anna Wachnicka, FIU