Friday, September 26, 2008

Photo Fridays: Juvenile Snapper and Black Mangrove

Juvenile Snapper and Black Mangrove
Originally uploaded by expatkitchen

Mangroves are the nursery grounds for hundreds of marine species, an integral part of the ocean's ecosystem. These same mangroves are being destroyed by a development in Bimini. Despite developer's commitment to a "sustainable" development, the island's ecosystem is being systematically destroyed. The people of Bimini will lose their local fisheries and tourism as a result of this unwise approach to what should have been a beneficial project for the local economy and people. You can stop this.

Learn more about how cool mangroves are at Planet Save.

Learn about the Save Bimini Island Campaign — Mangrove Action Project

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Anonymous said...

Very cool photo...especially after I clicked on it and got the enlarged version!

Unknown said...

You are always such an educator. I don't think I could have picked a mangrove out of a lineup before today.

Rachel said...

those are so beautiful, B. I was thinking of you the entire time we were in North Queensland and thinking of the masterpieces you would have made with the scenery!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, peaceful photo. Thanks so much for sharing it