Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009
There are 3 kinds of Mangrove trees (Red, Black and White) in the south Florida area. The grow in the shallow water along the shores. Red mangroves have long, arching roots that help trap sand, mud and dead vegetation; these trees help add new land.
Black Mangrove trees have aerial roots, called pneumatophores, used for obtaining oxygen.