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Contact: Heather Dewar
University of Maryland

Tropical Forest's Vanguard Pushes North

Caption: A newly established black mangrove grows amid salt marsh plants north of St. Augustine, Florida, near the northern limit of this cold-sensitive tropical tree's range. Mangroves are expanding into North Florida as killing frosts become rare there.

Credit: Courtesy of Kyle C. Cavanaugh

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