Category Archives: mangroves

The Changing Siné-Saloum Delta

The Siné-Saloum is the picture of ecosystem adaptation.  Freshwater from two rivers, the Siné and the Saloum, meets the salty water of the sea.  Mangroves thrive in this brine and spread their root tentacles out a few centimeters at a time, trapping delta detritus and providing a scaffold for its accretion to neighboring land.  Oysters […]