I'm watching a Netflix show called Tales by Light https://www.netflix.com/watch/81030985?trackId=200257859). In episode 2 of Paradise in Peril, they mention that we now believe mangroves sequester more carbon from the atmosphere than rain forests. Holy smokes!
That's a pretty amazing fact, and all the more reason we need to protect mangroves and allow them to thrive along our coastal communities. In Florida, we have strict laws regarding mangroves, and it's for a good reason. If it weren't for mangroves, much of Florida would have been washed away centuries ago.
We have a lot of mangroves here and see them pretty much anywhere along the water. I took this at Emerson Point one afternoon back in November. I usually look for different perspectives across the water, but now it seems I've been missing the main character all along; the amazing mangrove tree.