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Mangrove pneumatophores in the mangrove at low tide at sunset, Mayotte

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Un pneumatophore est une excroissance aérienne des racines de certains arbres ayant pour fonction les échanges gazeux quand ils sont impossibles pour les racines dans les zones humides. La mangrove est un écosystème mi à mal par la pression de l’homme. Pourtant son role est capital tant pour la bonne santé du lagon que celle des plages et des iles. Pouponnières, rempart contre l’érosion et l’envasement, les mangroves doivent etres impérativement protégés.

Keywords

Area / Forest / Mangrove

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Woody plant / Tree

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

June

Organism / Morphology / Morphological adaptation

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Twilight / Evening

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

Area / Strand / Rock shore

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Root / Pneumatophore

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Rock fragment / Rock (stone)

Africa / Comoro Islands / Mayotte

Earth's crust / Landform / Bay

Light effect / Reflection

Light effect / Backlighting

Shot / Overview

Leisure / Journey

Space / Sun / Sunset

Earth's crust / Landform / Lagoon

Earth's crust / Landform / Island

Individual / Nobody

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