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littoral zone:

see oceanocean,
interconnected mass of saltwater covering 70.78% of the surface of the earth, often called the world ocean. It is subdivided into four (or five) major units that are separated from each other in most cases by the continental masses. See also oceanography.
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littoral zone

[′lit·ə·rəl ‚zōn]
(ecology)
Of or pertaining to the biogeographic zone between the high- and low-water marks.
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The support with slides for control periphyton remained in the littoral region throughout the study for further comparison.
This, in turn, favors the invasion of propagules and new individuals and creates opportunities for growth, survival, and reproduction (PETERSON et al., 1990; LAKE, 2003), mainly in the littoral region where the periphyton is abundant and the availability of space may limit and restrict the community's development (LOWE, 1996).
Coastal states may assert a heightened security interest in waters offshore, may leverage geography and project force from land in order to influence events at sea, and seek to diminish the advantage of maritime powers in expeditionary operations and sea basing capability (coastal states deter maritime powers from exercising freedom of navigation and overflight in the inshore littoral regions).
naval strategic thinking transitioned from blue water operations to power projection and the employment of naval forces from the sea to influence events in the littoral regions of the world.
From the Sea, is based on power projection and crisis response in littoral regions. It recognizes that, for the foreseeable future, Navy control of the sea is not likely to be challenged.
Furthermore, the linear, coherent processing capabilities of the RACE systems will allow the Aegis radar to detect and track theater ballistic missiles in high signal-to-noise-environments, like those found in littoral regions, Mancuso said.
For detection and classification, the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system employs an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with two down-looking, spinning-filter-wheel, multispectral video cameras, a forward-looking surveillance camera and the COBRA Tactical Information Display Subsystem to provide minefield detection support on beach zones during amphibious assault operations; the Magic Lantern is an imaging Light Interferometer Detection and Ranging system for detecting mines in the surf zone, adapted for use on a UAV; and the Littoral Remote Sensing program has been established to evaluate existing National Technical Means sensors for clandestine application in the littoral regions to support Expeditionary Warfare operations.