• the Root Carriers
    Red Mangroves
Written by: Billy Litmer

“The only people who go into mangrove swamps are scientists and escaped convicts.”

American biologist E.O. Wilson

Around the world, there are about 50 species of Mangroves of which four live in the area you will explore during one of our Key West kayak tours, the Red Mangroves grow on the perimeter of the islands we kayak around and therefore are the most visible. The Red Mangroves grow in shallow salt water and provide habitat for fish in their numerous, submerged roots. Above the water the Mangroves provide an important habitat for birds.

The root structure of the Red Mangroves

The Roots
The Roots

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