Photo by @cristinamittermeier // The mangrove tree is an essential link for the ecosystems above and below the surface. These shrubs and small trees contain a complex salt filtration system with roots that have adapted to the low-oxygen conditions of waterlogged mud. They also play an important role in nourishing and housing hundreds of species. In The Garden of the Queens, these trees symbolize our oceans’ health and the importance of protecting these abundant ecosystems. #Followme at @CristinaMittermeier and @sea_legacy to see what kind of predators inhabit mangrove forests.