Mangroves and Mudflats (image) Ecological Society of America Share Print E-Mail Caption Left: mangrove forests and mudflats at the study site. Right: the intricate root systems of mangroves help stabilize living shorelines against erosion and extreme weather events. Photos courtesy of Michael J. Osland, USGS. Credit Michael J. Osland, USGS. Usage Restrictions Photos courtesy of Michael J. Osland, USGS. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.