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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.