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Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences
Being uniquely located in the harsh inter-tidal zone between land and sea, mangroves have long been considered mosquito-infested stinky and muddy environments, that can be made worthy only through "development" and converted to land suitable for other lucrative land uses such as coconut cultivation, homestead/ urban/ tourism related infrastructure development. Mangrove ecological research initiated in Florida in the late 60's gave an insight over their ecological value and their potentialdoi:10.4038/sljas.v23i1.7544 fatcat:zxcze3vvcjcyrpdeg466jncx5y