The good news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise

The bad news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise.

Helped along by rising temperatures, mangrove coverage in the Sunshine State’s northern reaches has doubled over the past 30 years. Similar mangrove explosions have been reported in Texas, as well as New Zealand and Australia. This should be great news for the flagging ecosystem, but the mangrove takeover in Florida is a hostile one. Given time, the colonizing mangroves are likely to entirely consume some of the state’s iconic salt marshes.

LINK (via: Hakai Magazine)

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