Jock Mackenzie, coordinator for Mangrove Watch, explains the importance of monitoring a coastal unit to fully protect the coastline. A coastal unit is extremely important to ensuring the coastline in providing their services, such as protection from erosion and habitat for fish and other species, as it speaks to how different habitats (coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves) are connected. The species inhabiting the coastlines will often swim among the habitats to feed, get protection, or spawn as each habitat within a unit has unique features attracting each species.
Jock goes into more detail in this part of the interview (Part 4) and he goes more in depth into Mangrove Watch.
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