Pic of the Day

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A fisherman paddles through mangrove trees at the Tam Giang Lagoon in the Hue province of Vietnam. Mangroves lose all their leaves in winter, exposing their whitish trunks.
Photograph by Pham Huy Trung
Siena International Photo Awards 2021

2 thoughts on “Pic of the Day

  1. Objetos perdidos says:

    A ‘Lost’ 125,000-Year-Old Mangrove Forest Is Thriving in Mexico : The forest is far from where it’s supposed to be, but that hasn’t stopped it from making a happy home in the Yucatán. https://gizmodo.com/a-lost-125-000-year-old-mangrove-forest-is-thriving-in-1847794744
    Over 100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, an ecosystem of salt-tolerant trees is flourishing along a freshwater river. A team of researchers recently investigated how this verdant oasis got so side-tracked from its typical habitat, and they found that the forest was stranded inland during the last interglacial period more than 100,000 years ago.
    “We found these beautiful lagoons, a beautiful forest of red mangroves,” said marine ecologist Octavio Aburto in a phone call. “It’s like a lost world.”
    University of California San Diego press release “Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels” https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/hidden-mangrove-forest-in-the-yucatan-peninsula-reveals-ancient-sea-levels
    See also PNAS “Relict inland mangrove ecosystem reveals Last Interglacial sea levels” https://www.pnas.org/content/118/41/e2024518118

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