Shrimp farms threaten Mexico’s mangroves and the jaguars that inhabit them

Shrimp farms threaten Mexico’s mangroves and the jaguars that inhabit them

Among the spindly saline roots of the mangrove trees that line western Mexico’s coast, the jaguar is the ecosystem’s apex predator. Yet despite being at the top of the food chain, its existence is threatened by the abundance of another, much smaller species: the whiteleg shrimp. Aquaculture of whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), or Pacific white […]

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