About The Author

Gobardhan Sahoo currently works at the Biofouling and Bioinvasion Division (BBD), National Institute of Oceanography. Gobardhan does research in Marine Biology. His current project is 'Chemical signals in the settlement of Barnacles.'

Mangrove Pneumatophores: Oases Of Biodiversity In Mangrove Mud 

Scientists are always fascinated by the various kinds of adaptations that mangroves possess to survive in coastal areas. Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants growing in tropical and subtropical coastlines (mainly between latitudes 25°N and 25°S). Although these plants constitute only 0.5% of the world’s coastal area, they provide billions of dollars in terms of ecosystem services