~ I love getting lost in the mangroves ~
With incredible adaptations to survive in high salt conditions as well as the constantly fluctuating water level the tides bring each day, these beautiful trees that grow at the water's edge create nursery habitat for an amazing diversity of juvenile ocean animals.
I had the privilege of observing little fish species like barracudas, sergeant majors, needle fish, mullet, parrotfish, snapper, and more. And invertebrates like hermit crabs, sponges, comb jellies, oysters, hydroids, anemones, and more.
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