The mangrove tank in Global Flora

This tank mimics natural mangrove ecosystems, which are unique coastal habitats with incredible biodiversity. It contains brackish water, which has a salinity, or saltiness, that is neither completely freshwater or seawater. Brackish water can be found in estuaries, which are bodies of water where freshwater meets seawater - i.e., where a river meets the sea! This tank helps us to study interactions between aquatic and land organisms. Fun fact: even though the fish look so different, they are actually all sailfin mollies that are interbreeding!