Emily and I found this flowering red mangrove in St. Joe Bay today. It’s clearly survived the last few harsh winters just fine! A sign of the future for Panhandle marshes?




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Rob September 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Last October, Randall wrote a post (and we produced a video featuring Dr. Ed Proffitt) on Mangroves migration northward into salt marsh habitats. In it she explains that black mangroves can survive north of their range (up to around Tampa Bay in the West; around Saint Augustine in the East), even if they do not grow as large as they do down south. Red Mangroves are far less cold tolerant, so this is an interesting discovery. Here are the post and video from last October:


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