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Salty Seadogs
How the mangrove adapts to salt
The mangrove has to manage living in a salty place. It has more salt inside it than other plants so it does not absorb as much salt. It has two ways of getting rid of too much salt.
The first is that it has small pores on the top of the leaves that push salt on to its surface. Rain then can wash the salt off. The second is that the leaves are waxy and this makes the water flow over them.  The leaves also have a point at the end so the water drips off easily.
In the summer, the mangrove can drop up to 60% of its leaves to get rid of too much salt. You can see these salty leaves all over the ground like a blanket.