Pool Mangrove

Most of the mangroves on St. Martin live at the edge of ponds, the lagoon or occasionally the sea. They’re uniquely developed to survive even when their roots are under water, often salty water at that. The mangrove below surprised me because it was one of a few that were growing in the shallow end of an abandoned swimming pool by Happy Bay.

Even though man has decimated the mangroves that historically covered much more of St. Martin, every once in a while I guess they get the last laugh. At least until the Happy Bay development gets rebuilt.

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