Aruba Kayak Site Location History:
The Spanish Lagoon has its own historical background. Many believe it served as a well-hidden port for the infamous pirates of the Caribbean. The lagoon is thickly lined with Red Mangrove trees. This is the most common species of the mangrove trees found in the Savaneta area Aruba. They are easily be identified by their dense network of roots, that provides the tree with support and protection. Often extending directly down into the water.
These mangroves serve as a nursery for juvenile marine life and is important resource for the local fisheries. Because Aruba is mostly made of limestone, which is highly soluble and therefore vulnerable to coastal erosion. These trees end up protecting the islands sandy coastal areas.
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