Photo: Mexican Resorts Destroying Mangroves, Dooming Fisheries



A young Pacific dog snapper swims between the roots of red mangrove trees along the coast of Mexico's Concepción Bay in the Gulf of California in June 2007.

A study released in July 2008 found that every 2.5 acres (1 hectare) of mangrove forest in the region supports an average of U.S. $37,500 worth of commercial fish harvests.

Photograph by Octavio Aburto-Oropeza


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