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Healthy Black Mangrove, observed at Pine Island Wildlife Refuge

12:08 Aug 1 2012 3875 Monterey St, Cocoa, Florida, United States

Healthy Black Mangrove, observed at Pine Island Wildlife Refuge
Description
The 500-acre refuge has been expanded to over 17 islands and consists of densely forested red and black mangroves with little uplands habitat. Indian shell mounds located on Benedict Island show evidence of Calusa Indians once inhabiting the area at the time of European exploration. Several of the islands, including Hemp Island and Bird Key, are important nesting and roosting areas for colonial birds, particularly the Brown pelican. Raccoons are the primary mammal found on the islands and dolphins and manatees can be seen in the surrounding waters.
Additional Data
SPECIES (Identify the species to the best of your ability): Black Mangrove
SCIENTIFIC NAME (Example - Red Mangrove=Rhizophora mangle): Avicennia germinans

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