PHOTOS: Mexico Risks Losing Mangroves, Fisheries

PHOTOS: Mexico Risks Losing Mangroves, Fisheries
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A school of young yellow snappers makes its way through mangrove roots near Balandra beach in La Paz Bay in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

The mangroves in this region, shown here in June 2007, harbor more than a hundred fish species, 30 percent of which depend on mangrove forests for survival.

In particular, mangroves serve as a sanctuary and nursery for commercial species such as snapper, snook, and mullet.

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