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  • FIU biologist teaches students how to monitor mangroves off the Biscayne coastal wetlands

    On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 FIU landscape ecologist Michael Ross takes five student researchers through the Biscayne coastal wetlands where big mangroves provide coastal protection from hurricanes and other heavy storms. Before Hurricane Andrew slammed the South Florida coast and plowed across Homestead 25 years ago, a towering mangrove forest ringed Biscayne Bay. Ross research monitors the recovery on the coastal wetland habitat after Hurricane Andrew.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 FIU landscape ecologist Michael Ross takes five student researchers through the Biscayne coastal wetlands where big mangroves provide coastal protection from hurricanes and other heavy storms. Before Hurricane Andrew slammed the South Florida coast and plowed across Homestead 25 years ago, a towering mangrove forest ringed Biscayne Bay. Ross research monitors the recovery on the coastal wetland habitat after Hurricane Andrew. Carl Juste Miami Herald Staff
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 FIU landscape ecologist Michael Ross takes five student researchers through the Biscayne coastal wetlands where big mangroves provide coastal protection from hurricanes and other heavy storms. Before Hurricane Andrew slammed the South Florida coast and plowed across Homestead 25 years ago, a towering mangrove forest ringed Biscayne Bay. Ross research monitors the recovery on the coastal wetland habitat after Hurricane Andrew. Carl Juste Miami Herald Staff

The secret history of a hurricane hidden in Miami’s mangrove forest

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