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Water Dispersal

Fruits which float such as those of the water lily and the coconut palm are carried by water.

Coconuts can travel for thousands of kilometres across seas and oceans.

The original coconut palms on South Sea islands grew from fruits which were carried there from the mainland by ocean currents.

Mangroves in the swamp regions of countries such as Thailand are another example.

Remember there are five ways that seeds are dispersed.

  1: Wind dispersal
  2: Water dispersal
  3: Animal dispersal
  4: Explosions
   5: Fire