The Mad Beach Manatee Coral Connection
( or What can I do? I don't live with Nemo?)
Madeira Beach Middle School has its own "coral connection." They are the mangroves. Our own mangrove preserve is growing right behind the school along Boca Ciega Bay. Mangroves have a direct and special relationship to coral ecology and the neritic zone that is often overlooked, and more often, simply ignored.
Even if you don't live with Nemo, you can help protect the future of coral reef by protecting what you find in your own backyard ... for the MadBeach Manatees that means mangrove preservation.
Manatee Challenge #4
Identify the three primary species of mangrove (we have all three on campus here at Madeira Beach Middle School) Determine one special characteristic that helps you identify each species.
Then, share an idea of how you can help preserve the health of our mangrove ecosystems.