Species nursery

Mud skippers live on algae in the silt bed of the mangrove forest, moving nutrients down to the root systems similar to worms in soil. Mangrove forests are an important nursery for mud skippers and 109 other recognised species. The unique ecosystem found in the intricate mesh of mangrove roots offers a quiet marine nursery for the development of young organisms important for the entire food chain.

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Mud skippers live on algae in the silt bed of the mangrove forest, moving nutrients down to the root systems similar to worms in soil. Mangrove forests are an important nursery for mud skippers and 109 other recognised species. The unique ecosystem found in the intricate mesh of mangrove roots offers a quiet marine nursery for the development of young organisms important for the entire food chain.
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