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Mangroves Resist Sea Level Rise

According to a new report from The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International and the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, mangroves could be able to keep pace with sea level rise in some places.

The authors reviewed a broad range of existing evidence and found that mangroves can build up soil at rates of 1 to 10 mm per year.

In many places that rate is well within the range of the current 3 mm per year rise in sea levels, potentially allowing mangroves to remain in place even as rising seas threaten to engulf them.

Mangrove forests are trees and shrubs that thrive in the tidal waters of tropical or sub-tropical coastal areas.

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