Sea World - Intertidal zone

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Sea World - Intertidal zone

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Physical Characteristics of the literal zonesMoisture: The littoral zone is covered with salt water at high tides, and exposed to the air at low tides.Water Movement: Turbulence of the water is aanother reason that this area can be difficult to survive in.Temp: The temp ranges from the moderate temp of the water to air temp that vary from below freezing to scorching.Salinity:

The intertidal area (also called the littoraal zone) is where the land and sea meet, betwwen the high and low tide zones.

The intertidal area is where the land and sea meet between the high and low tide zones.Vertical Zones: The littoral zone is divided into vertical zones: spray zone, high tide zone, middle tide zone, and low tide zone.Spray Zone: Also called the Upper littoral, Fringe, the Splash Zone, and the Barnacle Belt. Area is dry most of the time but is sprayed with salt water during high tides. Flooded during storms and extremely high tides. Tiny organisms called meiofauna live in spaces between sand grains and help filter water from land before reaches the ocean

Physical Characteristics of the literal zonesMoisture: The littoral zone is covered with salt water at high tides, and exposed to the air at low tides.Water Movement: Turbulence of the water is aanother reason that this area can be difficult to survive in.Temp: The temp ranges from the moderate temp of the water to air temp that vary from below freezing to scorching.Salinity: Depressions on the shores sometimes form tide pools. The salinity of the sea to from much more salty due to evaporation to much less salty.

High tide zone: Also called the upper mid-littoral zone or high intertidal zone. Area is flooded during high tides.Middle tide zone: Also called lower mid-littoral zoneLow tide zone: Also called lower littoral zone, this area is usually under water, Organisms in this zone are not well adapted to long periods of dryness or to extreme temperatures.


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