Calming coastal waters: red mangrove
Roots of red mangrove forests protect coastal shorelines by absorbing energy from waves.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Ideas for designing buildings in unstable areas. Creation of breakwaters to buffer wave action.|
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Rhizophora mangle L.
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Habitat(s): Marine Coastal/Supratidal
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Ideas for designing buildings in unstable areas. Creation of breakwaters to buffer wave action.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Construction, safety