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intertidal

in ter tahy duhl

  • a  of or relating to the littoral area above the low-tide mark

  • High-temperature, high-pressure rinses proved moderately effective in scouring oil-fouled rocky beaches, but they killed intertidal creatures such as barnacles and snails.
  • In the intertidal zone limpets and other mollusks graze on algae in the rocks.
  • The use of scalding-hot, pressurized seawater to hose down beaches left many areas almost sterile, empty of the limpets and other intertidal creatures that dwell there.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - The Lewiston Sun Journal
Quotes

  • David Jablonski in Scientist Live
    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...

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