Takeaways:

  • On an expedition in the Amazon River Delta, researchers found mangroves growing in water with little to no salinity.
  • Scientists say the freshwater mangroves growing here are strong evidence of the ecosystem’s adaptability to the Amazon River’s flow.
  • These unique mangroves still provide critical ecosystem services such as capturing carbon, safeguarding the coasts from erosion, and acting as essential habitats for a host of plants and animals.

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