Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (June 28, 2016)
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what is the connection among a platter of jumbo shrimp at your neighborhood eating place and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished girls in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes alongside America's Gulf coast? Mangroves. many of us have by no means heard of those salt-water forests, yet in case you depend upon their riches, mangroves are fundamental. they're ordinary hurricane boundaries, domestic to innumerable unique creatures―from crab consuming vipers to man-eating tigers―and supply meals and livelihoods to hundreds of thousands of coastal dwellers. Now they're being destroyed to make approach for shrimp farming and different coastal improvement. if you stand within the approach of those industries, the results may be lethal. In allow them to consume Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes listeners into the muddy conflict region that's the mangrove woodland. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are usually brushed off as foul wastelands. in reality, they're supermarkets of the ocean, offering shellfish, crabs, honey, bushes, and charcoal to coastal groups from Florida to South the US to New Zealand. Generations have outfitted their lives round mangroves and look at those swamps sacred. To shrimp farmers and land builders, mangroves easily signify a very good funding. The tidal land on which they stand usually has no identify, so with a nod and wink from a compliant legitimate, it may be grew to become from a public source to a personal ownership. The forests are bulldozed, their conventional clients dispossessed. the real fee of shrimp farming and different coastal improvement has long past mostly unheralded within the U.S. media. an established journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of those industries and the magic of the mangroves. His bright account will make each listener pause sooner than ordering the shrimp.