Vol 4 The Rainforest ... Introduction ... Mangrove rainforest
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Mangrove rainforest

Mangrove rainforests are found near tropical oceans. They are often the home of sea-dwelling animals like crabs!
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Mangrove forests are found at the edge of tropical oceans where regular flooding occurs. Mangrove trees live in a silt-rich soil and have pitchfork-like roots which grow out from the lower part of their trunks. They use their roots for additional support. These stilt or prop roots also trap debris, which provides the trees with nutrients, and are also important for stabilizing the shoreline.

Mangrove forests range in stature from shrubs a few feet high to trees which can reach heights of 80 ft. Mangroves are home to many bird species and mollusks.