University of Southeastern Philippines
College of Arts and Science
Natural Science Department
Biology – 3B
Natural Ecological sites are found to be in diverse geological groups mainly categorized as marine or terrestrial. These two divisions are really diverse in terms of their environment; we see terrestrial & aquatic environments are composed of diverse organisms. We see marine in a vivid picture ecologically are composed of fishes, clams, corals, sea grasses and others, this living things had adapted in order for their survival as well as the terrestrial life.
In sites like estuaries and coastal areas, we see that Marine and Terrestrial life meets each other, these is where Terrestrial Living Things interacts in an ecological manner in the Marine life. In estuaries, the river bank and the sea are connected which enables certain plants like Mangroves to survive both of the different geological areas, thus giving its unique ability to adapt and live to that areas. Not only plants are capable in the two environments, a lot of animals and other forms of living things can both do there habitation there.
Mangroves are a diverse group of unrelated trees, palms, shrubs, vines and ferns that share a common ability to live in waterlogged saline soils usually near coastal areas and riverbank. They are highly specialized plants that have developed unusual adaptations to its unique environmental conditions in which they are found. Mangroves are able to survive and adapted extreme Tidal changes, High Water Salinity levels, and other harsh coastal environmental factors.
Mangrove Ecological Site Requirements:
Mangroves sites are usually habituating in tropical areas between latitudes -32 degrees N and 38 degrees S, and thus Temperature of Mangrove sites don’t go below 20 C and the seasonal changes...