THE GUAYAQUIL GULF
An enlargement of LANDSAT TM Scene 11/62 FQ2 Dated 19/08/1991
The mangrove forests of Tumbes region are the southern most mangrove distribution of the Pacific coast (3o to 5oS ) thriving in an almost arid environment. It is clear on this image that most of them have been converted to shrimp ponds or salt pans.
Prepared by Ms. Marie Aizpuru, and provided by Prof. François Blasco,Laboratoire
d'Ecologie Terestre(LET), Toulouse, France, for ISME
Credit: Laboratoire d' Ecologie Terestre (LET)