Close up of mangroves local to Port Pirie in South Australia

Thursday, 20 July 2023

Mangrove Insights

Have your say! Take the poll and get your fascinating questions about the Mangroves answered by experts! The Salty Forest panel discussion takes place soon!

Over 80% Mangroves grow in the tropics of Australia’s north, but South Australia has its own unique cluster of tidal estuaries and salty mud flats where dense Mangrove forests grow.

While the early South Australian settlers may have been disgusted, crossing the muddy Port of Adelaide, to the point they named it ‘Port Misery’ for its flies and odours, today Mangroves are recognised for lush biodiversity, bird habitats and fish hatcheries.

Mangroves as tidal, muddy, impassable places are difficult for humans to reach and become the spaces between more desirable beachy recreation or practical farmland, and they may therefore be less appreciated and considered ugly. Is this view being passed on to the next generation?

The Salty Forest project seeks to explore the rich biodiversity of the Mangroves of the South Australian gulf and to help both residents, and tourists, learn the beauty within the oozy squelchy mud and wild textures of the salty forest universe.

SUBMIT your comments and questions on this form by midnight 28th July.

INTERVIEW will go live at the Salty Forest project page from 5pm 29th July.

Head to the Facebook event listing to find out about the how to listen to the interview on Facebook Live.

Return to the Salty Forest project page.

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