Definition of intertidal in English:


Line breaks: inter|tidal
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈtʌɪd(ə)l


Of or denoting the area of a seashore which is covered at high tide and uncovered at low tide: intertidal zones most species are predominantly intertidal
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  • Only tiny phytoplankton are found throughout the area, although intertidal zones in the south contain kelp beds.
  • The coastal intertidal zone is the area between the low and high tide zones that is not quite oceanic and not quite terrestrial.
  • Turtles may hatch from a nest on land in the state of Queensland and scramble down to the sea across intertidal areas that are state managed and controlled.

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