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  • Black Mangrove Research Paper

    Australia’s mangroves and the zone they occupy are used by numerous plants and animals. Heterotrophs such as mudskippers, crabs, lobsters and much more are all members of the community that live in Australian mangroves. These heterotrophs work together with the mangroves to better the ecosystem they are living in, for example, Sesarmid crabs aid in the retention and recycling of nutrients within mangrove forests by taking large numbers of leaves below ground (Duke N. , 2016). Also, occasionally turtles consume the mature fruits off the leaves of an Avicennia marina that they crop from the tree at a high tide, which contributes to the strengthening of the plant and furthermore the ecosystem (Duke N. , 2016). 3. The transect method used to identify the mangroves was the line transect method. This method is to use a continuous ‘line transect’ which is where a long line is run through a plant community, and those plants that are close to the line are identified. A line transect is an easier way of covering short distances of a great deal of plant life. Unfortunately, this type transect method cannot cover large distances as it is more time consuming and many species may be overlooked for it is more difficult to spot every mangrove in each transect (Offwell Wetland Survey,…

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  • Mudflats In Nudgee Beach

    An example of an area with both mangrove forests and mudflats is Nudgee Beach. Nudgee Beach is a suburb in the outer regions of Brisbane, Australia. Located between Kedron Brook and Cabbage Tree Creek, Nudgee Beach is home to a variety of different mangrove species including; the grey mangrove (Avicennia marina), the red mangrove (Rhizophora stylosa), the yellow mangrove (Ceriops tagal) and the river mangrove (Aegiceras corniculatum) [5]. These mangroves contribute greatly to the overall…

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  • Mangrove Snail Essay

    mangrove height along a transect. Location: {draw:rect} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} Food web {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} Food pyramid {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} {draw:frame} Calculating abundance of organisms Results We can calculate the…

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