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Field Study of the Piti Mangroves

Field study of the Piti Mangroves located in the Sasa Bay Marine Preserve. The study was done on 11/17/2014 for Professor Jocson's Environmental Biology class at the Guam Community College.
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Jaricel Roman

on 25 April 2015

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Field Study of the
Piti Mangroves

Sasa Bay Marine Preserve
Jaricel Roman
Raizalyn Soriano

Geology
Habitat

Plants
Animals
Invasive Species
Human
Activities
Pristine
Map of the Area
Rainfall Data
& its inhabitants
Cyperus odoratus
Rocket-sedge
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Mangrove
Lumnitzera littorea
Nana
Avicennia alba
Cassytha filiformis
Dodder
Crab
Crab
Spider
Fiddler crabs
Mudskipper
Clam
Fish
Sting ray (???)
Casuaria equisifolia
Ironwood
Pluchea indica
Indian camphorweed
Nursery - Productivity
Water filtration - Flood control
Tens of thousands of birds, mammals, fish and other wildlife depend on estuaries.
Coastal wetlands found in tropical and subtropical regions
thrive in hot, muddy, and salty conditions
Can best be recognized by their dense tangled prop roots that make the trees appear to be standing on stilts above water.
Substrate
can be sandy/muddy
Mud - combo of silt and clay
Anoxic - due to bacterial respiration
Rotten egg smell - hydrogen sulfide produced by anaerobic bacteria
Rich in matter and nutrients
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