Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 6: Mangrove phalanx

The coastal avicennia, a key member of the mangrove family, grows tenaciously in wetlands and plays host to the benthos. There's a crab species called bowed fiddler crab living there. You may know the creature from hearing that the males have a pair of asymmetrical pincer-like claws. In this microcosmos, they feel the pulse of the tides and adhere to their unique existence.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Beibu Gulf Series

Beibu Gulf, located in south China, is an important link between the southwestern regions of the country and the rest of the world. This area boasts not only economic vitality, but also ecological biodiversity. CGTN Nature's film crew traveled to the gulf and discovered rare animal and plant species, including Eden's whale, the Chinese white dolphin, the Malabar pied hornbill and the Francois' monkey, to name only a few.

For more:

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 1: Sea of whales

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 2: Volcanic island

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 3: Rocks and waves

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 4: Rhythm of tides

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 5: Nearshore Ecology

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