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Amazing mangrove facts

  • Two thirds of the fish we eat spend part of their life in mangroves.
  • Mangroves are trees or shrubs that live in seawater. They occur in the area between high and low tide along the coast, estuaries and up rivers.
  • Only two counties, Indonesia and Brazil have more mangroves than Australia.
  • Australian mangroves cover nearly 12,000 square kilometres. 
  • Mangroves cover 18% of the Australian coastline.
  • Mangroves help protect the land from the sea during cyclones and storms.
  • Mangrove habitats store more carbon than rainforests. Much of the carbon is in the mud.  

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