intertidal zone


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intertidal zone

[¦in·tər′tīd·əl ‚zōn]
(oceanography)
The part of the littoral zone above low-tide mark.
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During each qualitative survey, the intertidal zone was thoroughly examined at times when the low tides were below O' Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
At Zhuanghe, Zhangzidao, Dongying, Rongcheng, Qingdao, and Lianyungang oysters were collected from rocks in intertidal zones.
ariakensis in its native range from the mid and upper regions of the intertidal zone may be explained by one, or some combination of the following hypotheses: (i) behavioral responses of C.
We found it to be restricted to the lowest levels of the intertidal zone, as reported previously by Usuki (2002).
Predicted losses of mussels to crabs were reduced accordingly, assuming the abundance of crabs recorded in the intertidal zone remained constant during this time.
Due to various clients' requests for a turnkey solution, EPRS has been launched to best service the needs of a niche market in the environmentally delicate intertidal zone.
It will utilise the company's experienced offshore terminal and marine workforce to locate and stabilise the ground to access damaged pipelines in the intertidal zone, and to implement the requisite pipeline repair.
At each site, 10 plots 10 m in length and 5 m in width located in the low intertidal zone and parallel to the shore were used as sampling units.
In southern Africa, nine spider species have been recorded within the intertidal zone (Haddad & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2009).
Should the starboard side survive under the sand it would potentially offer an unparalleled opportunity to study a wreck with this level of survival within the intertidal zone, there being very few comparable examples currently discovered above the low water line in the UK.
These waders are particularly attracted by the rich feeding found in the intertidal zone, with sampling work having found mind-boggling populations of small creatures living within the mud.
On Isla Tiburon, coyotes are often seen during the day in the intertidal zone or close to shore and have occasionally been observed scavenging on the carcasses of marine animals, such as fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) and Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas).