|Notes on the mangrove and horseshoe crab|
- Red mangroves grow in the lowest, wettest conditions and prop their roots up above the water to breathe through pores in their bark during low tide.
- Black mangroves grow slightly higher up in elevation and breathe through snorkel like straws that stay above the water. Their leaves glisten in the sun as they rid themselves of the salt from the water.
- 50% of hurricane winds are blocked by mangroves and their roots help to dissipate wave energy
- Mangroves store salt in vacuoles and then shed them in their leaves.