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mud flat

a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

mud flat

[′məd ‚flat]
(geology)
A relatively level, sandy or muddy coastal strip along a shore or around an island; may be alternately covered and uncovered by the tide or may be covered by shallow water. Also known as flat.
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I was thinking maybe I'd go the other direction, then cut down to the mud flat and do some glassing."
During my study periods, the blue crab were observed in all the habitats, while the two less-mobile crabs (the stone crab and the mud crab) were not found in the mud flat (Table 1).
It isn't just a matter of ponding water and creating emergent marsh, but it's necessary to understand the hydrologic cycle that perpetuates these barren and cyclically inundated playa mud flats.
Redfish can be found in numerous areas, but during cooler weather with the extreme low tides produced by both new and full moons, these fish can be found in deep holes on the flats, on channel edges adjacent to dark shallow mud flats, and under boat docks in rivers.
"Firefighters assisted Hoylake Coastguard and the RSPCA in retrieving the woman and a dog that were trapped on top of a mud flat.
The EPA will hold two public meetings to discuss the planned cleanup actions and the results of recent sampling efforts in Riverside Park and the adjacent mud flats.
Fiddler crabs are there for the taking around most mangrove shorelines and adjacent to mud flats at low tide.
Firing downward at a mud flat or the surface of a pond is no different than firing horizontally at an inclined wall.
I hear about that all the time from guys who get stranded on a mud flat after the tide goes out," Hoke said.
One mud flat equals one birdfeeder roof: That's the formula for the canopy on these easy-to-construct bird feeders.
The team attended around 400 critical call-outs between June 2005 and December last year, ranging from river and mud flat rescues to towing distressed vessels to shore.