I have posted about mangrove forests before. I find mangrove trees beautiful, the roots sculptural. The Philippines has around 47 "true mangrove" out of 54 species around the world. Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees that have adapted to living in salt and brackish water conditions. Mangroves are extraordinary rich habitats that serve as life support system to fish, shrimps and other marine life, birds, reptiles, and some species of mammals (monkeys, rats, etc.). They also protect the coastline from onslaught of storms and wave surges.
Coron Island has a healthy mangrove forests---it's one of the remaining old growth forests in the country. The province of Palawan where Coron Island is located has the longest coastline with the largest remaining stand of mangrove forest (40,000 hectares approximately). Source
The most dominant mangrove trees here are the Rhizophora species locally known as "Bacauan".
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