Widespread mangrove damage resulting from the 2017 Atlantic Mega Hurricane Season



Paul J Taillie et al https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab82cf


Comprised of 17 named tropical storms, 6 of which were major hurricanes, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ranked as one of the most damaging and costly hurricane seasons on record. In addition to socio-economic impacts, many previous studies have shown that important coastal ecosystems like mangroves are shaped by severe storms. However, little is known about how the cumulative effects of storms over entire hurricane seasons affect mangroves across large regions. We used satellite imagery from the entire Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region to show that 2017 … [Scientific Publication]