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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It is not possible to determine the origin of the subtidal mud habitat within the MCZ, however it is unlikely that the subtidal mud is attributable to disposal activities at the Rame Head site.
The Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary has a conservation area of 2,185 hectares of shallow subtidal seabed.
The calcareous sandstones of the formation formed in a very shallow subtidal environment close to the ancient coastline (Poldsaar & Ainsaar 2014).
Sea squirts such as these commonly grow on hard surfaces in shallow subtidal areas and are particularly prevalent in marinas.
In a last ditch effort to bolster the harvest, dredging for oysters was authorized by the state legislature in 1899, allowing the exploitation of deeper subtidal natural beds that had, with the exception of some poaching (Espy 1992), been previously unharvested (Bush 1906).
We compared reef physical structure and resident community metrics between these 2 subtidal reef types.
Both these volumes are concerned with sites in intertidal rather than fully subtidal locations; but it is only for a few hours each day such sites are not submerged.
The MF4 and MF5 represent low to medium-energy open lagoon shallow subtidal environments, but there is different from them by their texture and grain composition.
The purchase by the Conservation Fund for Texas secures vital habitat for migrating birds and will permanently protect estuarine emergent wetlands, associated tidal flats, subtidal ponds and Gulf coast beachfront, said Jim Suydam, spokesman for the Texas General Land Office.
We include species rarely observed or mainly subtidal in distribution, two undescribed species, and document a new example of rare direct development in a nudibranch from the northeast Pacific Ocean.
Located in the far east of the country near the border with Oman, the site comprises coastal subtidal, intertidal (sand beach, mangroves, mud and tidal channels), supratidal sand, salt marsh and saline flats, as well as encompassing a narrow alluvial plain dominated by Acacia woodland.
Geologists, said the speaker, divide the coastal area into supratidal sabkha, intertidal where the microbial mats otherwise known as stromatolites occur, and lowermost intertidal to shallow subtidal which includes shallow lagoon and tidal-channel belts.