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Of or being the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.

in′ter·tid′al·ly adv.


(Physical Geography) of or relating to the zone of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark


(ˌɪn tərˈtaɪd l)

of or pertaining to the littoral region that is above the low-water mark and below the high-water mark.
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Adj.1.intertidal - of or relating to the littoral area above the low-tide mark
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the guide will give guests more information on the area, and discuss how the area can be better protected, and what to expect on their walk into the intertidal zone, which is the area between high and low tide.
51/2014), is a pristine site with complex ecosystems and unique biodiversity that make it one of the world's rare reference sites for the study of biodiversity and the sustainable use of wetlands between intertidal zone.
It is one of the world's rare sites for the study of the sustainable use of wetlands in an intertidal zone.
pdf) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea , depending upon where the temporary sand structure was located in the intertidal zone, it could even lie within the country's internal waters, over which greater authority can be retained by law enforcement.
The team was studying life in the intertidal zone, the area of the shore between the low tide and the high tide.
In this newly updated and revised second edition of "Pacific Reef & Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life from Alaska to Northern California" he continues to bring to bear his years of experience, research and expertise to provide an updated with new species, the latest scientific information, a profusion of full color photographs showcasing the more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America ranging from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Point Conception, California.
The intertidal zone is stratified by a number of biotic and abiotic stresses along the gradient from land to sea.
The intertidal zone is a very dynamic environment as a result of it being affected by the twice-daily ebb and flow of the tide.
The intertidal zone - the area between the sea and the land - is affected by the twice-daily ebb and flow of the tide.
Within the intertidal zone, oysters exist on natural reefs and hardened shoreline structures, such as bulkhead and riprap revetments (Theuerkauf et al.
Variables such as submersion, air exposure, desiccation and wave action make survival, settlement and recruitment of the intertidal zone difficult, constraining composition and spatial distribution of its community (Menge & Farrell, 1989).