Mossman Gorge near Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. Near my home town. I have swum there many times. Me too!

Mossman Gorge near Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. Near my home town. I have swum there many times. Me too!

Mangroves at Nudgee Beach, Brisbane, Queensland. - Photo Ann Ingham. Great place to ride your electric bikes away from traffic. Lovely bike paths all the way through the wetlands and out to the beach :-)

Mangroves at Nudgee Beach, Brisbane, Queensland. - Photo Ann Ingham. Great place to ride your electric bikes away from traffic. Lovely bike paths all the way through the wetlands and out to the beach :-)

Rooted beneath the water like seaweed yet stretching out into the sky like a terrestrial plant, mangroves are like the mermaids of forest ecosystems.

Rooted beneath the water like seaweed yet stretching out into the sky like a terrestrial plant, mangroves are like the mermaids of forest ecosystems.

Mangrove forests wif many coral species in mangrove lagoons in Kabupaten, Raja Ampat, West Papua_ Indonesia

Mangrove forests wif many coral species in mangrove lagoons in Kabupaten, Raja Ampat, West Papua_ Indonesia

Tucked among the roots and shade of the red mangrove trees is a stunning and colorful array of corals, sponges, anemones, and fish. The communities are remarkably diverse, rich in texture, color, and number of species. The diversity of corals may be unique among mangroves of the Caribbean.

Tucked among the roots and shade of the red mangrove trees is a stunning and colorful array of corals, sponges, anemones, and fish. The communities are remarkably diverse, rich in texture, color, and number of species. The diversity of corals may be unique among mangroves of the Caribbean.

At the southern end of Myall Beach is a cluster of mangrove trees. The northern end of this beach is bordered by Cape Tribulation.

At the southern end of Myall Beach is a cluster of mangrove trees. The northern end of this beach is bordered by Cape Tribulation.


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Rooted beneath the water like seaweed yet stretching out into the sky like a terrestrial plant, mangroves are like the mermaids of forest ecosystems.

Rooted beneath the water like seaweed yet stretching out into the sky like a terrestrial plant, mangroves are like the mermaids of forest ecosystems.

Mangroves at Nudgee Beach, Brisbane, Queensland. - Photo Ann Ingham.  Great place to ride your electric bikes away from traffic.  Lovely bike paths all the way through the wetlands and out to the beach :-)

Mangroves at Nudgee Beach, Brisbane, Queensland. - Photo Ann Ingham. Great place to ride your electric bikes away from traffic. Lovely bike paths all the way through the wetlands and out to the beach :-)

The 110-million-year-old World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics, a World Heritage area that stretches from Cape Tribulation to Townsville. This dense, lush environment has remained unchanged by ice ages and other geological events.  Because so much rainforest wildlife is nocturnal and often difficult to spot, take a day-into-night tour to the Atherton Tablelands. An A$190 tour begins from Cairns at 2pm and finishes at about 11:30pm, and includes afternoon tea…

The 110-million-year-old World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics, a World Heritage area that stretches from Cape Tribulation to Townsville. This dense, lush environment has remained unchanged by ice ages and other geological events. Because so much rainforest wildlife is nocturnal and often difficult to spot, take a day-into-night tour to the Atherton Tablelands. An A$190 tour begins from Cairns at 2pm and finishes at about 11:30pm, and includes afternoon tea…

Coral growing on Mangrove’s roots, Raja Ampat Islands, Papua, Indonesia.

Coral growing on Mangrove’s roots, Raja Ampat Islands, Papua, Indonesia.

Mangrove tunnel in Bhitarkanika National Park, India (by Grass Routes on Flikr) Bhitarkanika National Park is located in the Kendrapara District Odisha in eastern India. The park encompasses a mangrove swamp which lies in the river delta of the Brahmani, Baitarani, and Dhamra rivers. The national park is surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary,  which is home to the endangered Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other…

Mangrove tunnel in Bhitarkanika National Park, India (by Grass Routes on Flikr) Bhitarkanika National Park is located in the Kendrapara District Odisha in eastern India. The park encompasses a mangrove swamp which lies in the river delta of the Brahmani, Baitarani, and Dhamra rivers. The national park is surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to the endangered Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other…

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