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, 15 (12), R443-7

How Effective Were Mangroves as a Defence Against the Recent Tsunami?

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How Effective Were Mangroves as a Defence Against the Recent Tsunami?

F Dahdouh-Guebas et al. Curr Biol.

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  • Curr Biol. 2005 Jul 26;15(14):1337-8

Abstract

Whether or not mangroves function as buffers against tsunamis is the subject of in-depth research, the importance of which has been neglected or underestimated before the recent killer tsunami struck. Our preliminary post-tsunami surveys of Sri Lankan mangrove sites with different degrees of degradation indicate that human activity exacerbated the damage inflicted on the coastal zone by the tsunami.

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