sublittoral zone

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sublittoral zone

[¦səb′lid·ə·rəl ‚zōn]
(oceanography)
The benthic region extending from mean low water (2-3 fathoms or 40-60 meters, according to some authorities) to a depth of about 110 fathoms (200 meters), or the edge of a continental shelf, beyond which most abundant attached plants do not grow.
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"The coastal and subtidal areas are full of fascinating organisms, including green and brown algae as well as several species of tube-worms, gastropods, bivalves, sea stars, sea urchins and cattle fish," said Dr Naser.
Rays have been shown to reduce harpacticoid copepods in subtidal pits (21) and other meiofauna in intertidal feeding pits (14, 15), despite the fact that the rays are seeking food items such as crabs, other crustaceans (22), and mollusks (22, 23).
Tollefson (1979) considered the Kokomo Limestone depositional environment as a restricted, hypersaline intertidal environment on the isolated Wabash platform, which near the end of deposition changed into a more normal marine subtidal environment.
8 d) indicating a clear decrease of values of sedimentation rate and a shallowing process, from deeper to shallow subtidal conditions.
On the airplane, my fresh memories of snow-covered peaks, forested shores and new kinds of subtidal habitats clashed with vivid images of dead eagles and otters, blackened shorelines, the taste of oil, and its iridescent sheen on the water as it distorted the reflections of the mountains.
The spatial heterogeneity of a subtidal marine landscape and the areal extent of both monospecific and mixed patches of seagrass species were studied in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.
In this paper, I quantify patterns of genetic structure and indirect estimates of gene flow in intertidal and subtidal populations of Z.
Yet a trip to the scene of the 1989 disaster - Alaska's Prince William Sound - reveals hundreds of miles of clean beaches, sparkling waters, stable wildlife populations, and abundant subtidal communities of crustaceans, worms, and other aquatic life.
The most marketable sea urchins are present in the subtidal zone along rock ledges in less than 30 feet of water.
Their waters sustain beluga whales, seals, and walruses, while their estuaries, heath-covered islands, salt marshes, freshwater fens, subtidal eelgrass beds, and ribbon bogs provide nourishment for huge flocks of geese, ducks, and loons.
The oil penetrated as far as 70 centimeters into the intertidal muds, twice the depth to which oil was detected in the subtidal boat-basin sediments.
Michael Marshall, who studied seagrasses at the Panama site, says sea urchins, starfishes and shrimp-like amphipods had failed to return to subtidal seagrass beds even after three years had passed.