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Christmas without snow...hmmmm

 

Dear all, thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty on flickr, for your visits and wonderful and inspirational compliments and flickr mails. You are wonderful people.

 

Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Joyeux Noël et bonne année.

Frohe Weihnachten und guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.

Gëzuar Krishtlindjet dhe vitin e lumtur të reja.

Auguri di buon Natale e felice anno nuovo.

Vrolijk kerstfeest en gelukkig nieuw jaar.

Веселого Рождества и счастливого Нового года.

عيد ميلاد مجيد وسنة جديدة سعيدة.

聖誕快樂,新年快樂。

 

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About One Million

 

Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics. The saline conditions tolerated by various species range from brackish water, through pure seawater to water of over twice the salinity of ocean seawater, where the salt has become concentrated by evaporation.

 

There are many species of trees and shrubs adapted to saline conditions. Not all are closely related, and the term 'mangrove' may be used for all of them, or more narrowly only for the mangrove family of plants, the Rhizophoraceae, or even more specifically just for mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora.

 

More than fifty species of Rhizophoraceae grow in Australasia, with particularly high biodiversity on the island of New Guinea and northern Australia.

 

Australia has approximately 11,500 km2 of mangroves primarily on the northern and eastern coasts of the continent, with occurrences as far south as Millers Landing in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria and Barker Inlet in Adelaide, South Australia.

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