intertidal intertidal  /ˌɪn tər ˈtaɪ dəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the littoral area above the low-tide mark

Usage(s):

  1. While atolls burst with color, these intertidal forests are distinguished by exposed roots, mucky water and clouds of mosquitoes.
  2. He and other marine experts found significant reductions in a type of sea worm and in the variety of intertidal fauna.
  3. High-temperature, high-pressure rinses proved moderately effective in scouring oil-fouled rocky beaches, but they killed intertidal creatures such as barnacles and snails.

News

  • Maine developing plan to manage rockweed harvest

    Rockweed in Cape Elizabeth. Rockweed, which grows in the ocean's intertidal zone, provides food, shelter and a spawning habitat for a wide variety of animals and organisms including lobsters, mussels, snails, periwinkles and fish.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

Quotes

  • "They're known from the shallowest intertidal zone to the deepest of the deep sea," Jablonski said of the bivalves, a group that includes clams, scallops and oysters. "They're known in every latitude, from the north polar ocean to the...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: David Jablonski Source: Scientist Live

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