The Extraordinary Mangroves of the Galápagos

Mangrove forests are some of the most biodiverse and resilient ecosystems on the planet, able to grow in bodies of water and withstand high levels of salinity. Their tangled thickets stretch on for miles along tropical shorelines and riverbanks creating a welcoming home for wildlife both above and below the waterline. In celebration of International Mangrove Day on July 26, we go Inside Galápagos with Naturalist/Undersea Specialist Alexandra Widman as she highlights the importance of these precious habitats for iconic Galápagos species like the red-footed booby.