by Brienne Burd
Contest Entry #006 - Jamaica's Mangroves
Jamaica's mangroves are a very important part of Jamaican coastal ecology.
Not only do they provide a safe area and breeding ground for young fish and other sealife, and act as a water filter from river to sea, they also assist in disaster risk reduction by providing a barrier against strong waves and winds from storms or hurricanes.
In fact, mangroves are so important that they have been declared a protected species in Jamaica making it illegal to damage or destroy them.
In addition to their many uses, they are also very pretty. Need proof?
Heres a picture of my best friend Amy under some mangroves along the Blue Lagoon in Portland Jamaica.
The water surrounding these mangroves, being touched by the bright Jamaican sun resulted in a beautiful teal color.
We had a great time that day swimming around the blue lagoon, feeling the changing water temperatures as the mineral and sea water mixed around us.
See Also: Jamaica's Flora & Fauna
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