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Nang Kap'ahu Delta

Saleh'Alire » Ecology Tolara Talaina'Vao Ajda-Donesh Basin

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Situated on the southern peninsula of Tolara in the region known as Talaina'Vao, the Nang Kap'ahu Delta is less a true Delta and more a collection of intercoastal waterways, mudflats, and estuaries- all of which combine to form one of the largest subtropical wetlands on the continent; it was first discovered by an expedition team led by Yen Tae-Hyun (the very same whose team discovered the Kuai’ain Palace).   It's disputed whether the Nang Kap'ahu Delta is its own area, or if it borders the Ajda-Donesh Basin- especially the area called the Ajda Wet Forest, which makes up the western half of the basin. Regardless, Nang Kap'ahu is humid and experiences heavy monsoon-like rains during the majority of the year- typically receiving a rough average of 800 inches (2,032 cm) of rain each year. While most areas would experience significant flooding with such levels, the Delta's location diverts most of this into the ocean.   Divided into 6 sections (overstory, midlayer, lower canopy, shrub, and understory), from the sky Nang Kap'ahu has been described as "an unending sea of green" due to the density of the trees in the region. Beneath, however, sits the true sea: A wetland unlike any other in Saleh'Alire.   Here tidal waters are slowed by a heavy accumulation of marsh reeds- creating a semi-stagnant saltwater environment that is further supplemented by the monsoons, as well as multiple large freshwater rivers which drain into the region. Sitting beneath it all is a darkly colored, thick silt that most traveling through the area have described as "a heavy sludge". Despite the unappetizing description and low soil oxygen levels, however, the silt in Nang Kap'ahu is perhaps the most mineral rich on the continent.
Located In
Talaina'Vao, Tolara
Landmark Type
Combined Wetland / Marsh
Overall, the Nang Kap'ahu Delta is rife with a high diversity of both flora and fauna- making it the most diverse ecosystem in all of Tolara. Archivists estimate that up to (if not more than) half of Tolara's native species may live in the Delta, where a single square kilometer has been known to provide home to more than 1,000 different tree species at once.   The high nutrient density leads to a significantly increased presence of Mangrove, Silk Cotton, and Banyan trees in the area- as well as an uncountable number of vines and Orchid species. These play host to thousands of wildlife in turn. The most notable of these are the thousands of fish which live among the silt rich caves of Mangrove roots- and the astounding number of wading fowl that prey on them; Cranes, Herons, Spoonbills, and many other birds are a common site, as are select species of Monkeys and Lemurs. Additionally, various lizards, amphibians, and insects also call this place home- as do a large quantity of muscles and clams, who enjoy the fine sediment.  
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