Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Ode To Trees By Billy the Marlin

Why Fish Need Trees:  An Ode To Trees By Billy the Marlin
When you see me frolicking at the Marlins games and hopping in the air every time we hit a home run, you may not guess that fish need trees, but we do.    Check out the top 5 reasons fish depend on trees:
1)     Trees give us oxygen—and yes that means we fish can breathe in water
2)     Trees are cool—by providing shade, they reduce our water and land temperatures
3)     Trees shelter us -- just like you use wood for your home, Snappers, Grunts, Manta Rays and Barracudas use coastal tree roots as nurseries for their eggs and a  hiding place from predators
4)    Trees clean our water and air --without them I'd be swimming in some pretty icky water
5)     Trees feed us --  You may love mangos, oranges and avocados, but guess what? Trees and the wildlife they attract, enrich our soil and provide many nutrients fish need to survive.