Rising Seas Will Drown Mangrove Forests Around the Indo-Pacific Region

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, international research says. Even with relatively low sea-level rises, many mangrove forests had a poor outlook according to an ecologist…

However the outlook in other parts of the world, where there are relatively large tidal ranges and/or higher sediment supply, was more positive…

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