Did you know someone is silently protecting our shores and coasts? Mangroves protect coastal areas from erosion by stabilising the shorelines with their specialised root systems. They also protect the coasts from storms, hurricanes and tsunamis. The big roots help in cutting down the energy contained in large waves. Mangrove acts as a natural barrier and have protected and saved many lives during tsunami.
The Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) is a variety of Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin. They are the most commonly found dolphin species in Matang mangrove. It is black at birth, young animals are mottled greyish-pink. While the adults are white with pinkish tint due to excessively developed blood vessels.
The light produced by the firefly is the most efficient light as nearly 100% of the energy is emitted as light. In comparison, an incandescent light bulb only emits 10% of its energy as light, while the other 90% is lost as heat. If you board on a river cruise at night along a stretch of mangrove mangrove vegetation, you may be amazed by the fascinating display of lights resembles the Christmas trees! The lights are emitted by the tiny beetles of the Pteroptyx tender to attract suitable partners. This species of firefly especially fond of putting up their show on the Berembang trees (sonneratia caseolaris).
When you walk along the boardwalk, try to look for these busy little creatures in the muddy ground. They always seen holding its large claw in front of its body and moves it back and forth as if it is playing a fiddle (violin). This is how these colourful crabs got its name - fiddler. Male fiddler crab can only eat with their tiny claw, not their big one.
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