Mangroves: The ‘saviour’ along Guyana’s coastline

  • Published on: Jul 27, 2021 - 4:14 PM
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Mangroves: The ‘saviour’ along Guyana’s coastline By Vishani Ragobeer Just weeks after Guyana experienced its worst nationwide flooding, the role mangroves play, especially along the coastline, has come into increased focus. The science behind it all, including the mangroves’ tolerance for saltwater and ability to adapt to harsh coastal conditions, might not be well understood by many. Yet, there is a widespread, common understanding that the mangroves along the coastline “break” the waves that come crashing ashore, resulting in the ocean’s waves just gently caressing the 280-mile long seawall and dams that separate land from sea or, …
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