The mangrove trees that are found along the
coast of Australia are salt marsh mangroves.
There are 26 different species of mangrove
trees in this area.
They have the ability to excrete salt from
their tissue which allows them to survive in their
extremely salty environment..
Sediment deposits are hazardous
to the Great Barrier Reef.
As sediment washes into the water
from the land it can deposit on the coral and
Sediment deposits can also block sunlight which is
important for the symbiotic algae that lives in the