intertidal intertidal  /ˌɪn tər ˈtaɪ dəl/


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


  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.


  • 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


  • "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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