intertidal zone

intertidal zone

Tidebereich zona entre mareas zone intertidale

Definition

1) The area between land and sea which is regularly exposed to the air by the tidal movement of the sea. Marine organisms that inhabit the intertidal zones have to adapt to periods of exposure to air and to the waves created by wind, which makes it the most physically demanding of the marine habitats. 2) The shore zone between the highest and lowest tides.

Broader terms

coastal area