The mangrove is a tidal swamp ecosystem including a grouping of plants, mostly from a specific family, which only develops in tidal areas of marine shorelines in tropical regions. Mangroves develop on the coastline in calm, shallow areas. In addition to their oxygenating role, the roots also of course play an important attaching role. The roots attach the plant the unstable, muddy ground. The mangroves help to prevent the erosion of the coast as their roots form a defence against the waves and hold back alluvium from water courses. There are many species of birds in the mangroves, but there are a greater number of crabs, molluscs, crustaceans and fish. They are all amphibious. Fish are born in the shelter of the mangroves and hide there during development.
The mangrove in our port is protected by a net.