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Khalasi Estuary

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One of the beautiful phenomena that can be seen on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman; Mangrove trees are a rich habitat and a suitable breeding ground for other animals and birds in these areas.

 

Mangrove is a type of tree that, while adapting to the salty water of the sea, have covered a wide area of ​​southern Iran and from Khuzestan province to the last eastern point of Iran, namely the port of Goater, these forests can be seen.

 

The largest mangrove forests in the south can be seen near Qeshm and Bandar Khamir. But there are other beautiful examples of these forests that have many trees to attract many enthusiasts.

 

There is one of these mangrove forests near Bandar Jask in Hormozgan province. This forest is known in the local language as Khor-e Khalasi (Khalasi estuary) and the best place to enter it is the port of Bahl. It takes about half an hour of boating from this port to the mangrove forests to get to the beginning of these forests.

 

The estuary is called the depression of the sea in dry land. The main feature of estuaries is the shallow water depth in them and thus in most estuaries it is possible to grow mangrove forests.

 

The Khalasi estuary has a large waterway that gradually branches off and each time it divides, the volume of incoming water decreases until eventually the sea water is spread over a wide area and feeds the trees and animals.

 

In the middle of the estuary, you can see various types of birds, some of which are migratory and some of which are permanent residents of these areas. Most birds are friendly and can be approached because they are not threatened by humans. In this way, beautiful scenes can be seen in this forest.

 

Mehdi Gholami


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