Raccoon Island Information
Wetland Category: Wetland Scrub-shrub
NWI Classification: E2SS3n6
Latitude:   29.049539 Longitude:   -90.918989

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Date: 04/04/2007
Direction: North
State: Louisiana
Country: USA
Location: Eastern end of Raccoon Island
Author(s): Larry Handley
Affiliation: Government

Description: Barrier Island Estuarine Intertidal that is regularly flooded Scrub-shrub, broadleaf evergreen. Salinity is oligohaline.
Conditions: On sand flat, young Black Mangroves are about 2 feet tall. Other Black Mangroves close-by are older and nearly 6 feet tall.
Dominant Plants:   Scientific Name:
Black Mangrove   Avicennia germinans (L.) L.

Disturbances: One and a half years after Hurricanes Katrina and Ike. Sand overwash from those hurricanes was several inches deep in the mangroves.