We reach the end of our holiday, so in a spend time I went to a place, first it still looks like virgin and empty.
Second, none is interested to that place before go further.
Mangrove is a kind of vegetation that lives above the water. And it lives in salty water. Sometimes, we forgot that in indonesia we have some vegetations and plants which live in a water, besides sea weed and eceng gondok, which are more famous than this one, just because we eat and take more advantages from sea weed and eceng gondok more often. If seaweed could be food, eceng gondok could be a bag and other craft stuffs.
Mangrove vegetation couldn't be more useful than if it is used to be a guard of the sea. If you see coral and other plants which live under water, and stick on the coral, neither is mangrove. According to its biodiversity, mangrove could absorb the water and could be living habitat for small fish and other small animals even in micro size, besides it, mangrove could be wind breaker.
There are many species of mangrove, like it are, Bruguiera sp, Baringtonia sp, Acanthus sp, Avicenia sp, and Rhizopora sp, etc.The differences of all mangrove species are in its roots, leaves, stem, and flower. But most of them have the same function. In modern era mangrove is used by local people to be firewood and paper.
Sometimes we forget that mangrove should be preserved to make ecosystem balance. Besides absorb the water, it is also absorb carbon dioxide like other plants and trees give people fresh air or oxygen. Because people awareness is the key to not cut the plant even mangrove like illegal logging. So, many stake holder and organizations are making campaign to decrease the impact of ecological damage.
More over, mangrove could be recreation potential area.
It's just a little insight of me while had a walk in mangrove beach. If you want a clearer explanation open this:
Mangroves are various large and extensive types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics—mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles (137,760 km²) spanning 118 countries and territories.
Mangroves are salt tolerant trees (halophytes) adapted to live in harsh coastal conditions. They contain a complex salt filtration system and complex root system to cope with salt water immersion and wave action. They are adapted to the low oxygen (anoxic) conditions of waterlogged mud.