In March 2023 Just One Ocean visited The Gambia to do research for a new citizen science project, The Big Mangrove Survey. While filming supporting videos for the project we encountered some fantastic mangrove wildlife. The Gambia has a wonderful rich diversity of wildlife in the mangroves.

Mangroves are a critical element of the oceans ecosystem and they are essential to the survival of coastal communities around the world and in some part the whole of humanity. Mangroves form the environmental foundation for hundreds of marine ecosystems providing nurseries and feeding grounds for an enormous number of species. Without the mangroves many of these species of fish, crustaceans, birds, insects and mammals would simply not exist.

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Monica Hartlief

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