Mangroves at Stradbroke..Myora Springs
Myora Springs has fresh water coming from inland. It also has tidal sea water coming in when the tide is high. The mangroves here are on the side of the sea water.
The mangroves are quite small and have spreading roots. This area may have people walking and boat activity so the mangroves may not grow as densely as in other places. The area also gets fresh water from the Spring as well as 2 tidal incoming water each day.
Mangroves have traditionally been used by Indigenous Australians as sources of food, including mangrove fruit, mud crabs, clams and fish such as barramundi. Mangrove timber has traditionally been used to make canoes, paddles and weapons such as shields, spears and boomerangs. Because mangroves are flowering plants, the flowers are a likely source for honey; native bees are found in the mangroves during the various flowering seasons…
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