from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or being the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.
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- adj. Pertaining to the part of a shore between the high water and the low water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living between high-water mark and low-water mark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the littoral area above the low-tide mark
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When I am down there, I unavoidably get interested in intertidal gastropods.
Artist Michael Garfield referred to it as "playing hopscotch across illusory divides in the intertidal zone between technology and spirituality, science and art, self and other, individual and collective."
"While we are surprised at the inclusion of the intertidal area within the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct, south of James Price Point, on the heritage register, we accept the minister's decision," Woodside said, adding that its proposed development "can successfully co-exist with the heritage values of the Dampier Peninsula."
You have made it: a quarter mile stretch of sand and intertidal coves, covered in mussels, sea anemones and gooseneck barnacles.
The cardboard box has my old scale and a bunch of containers of all sizes for samples and for use as temporary aquaria for intertidal snails.
An intertidal snail shows a dramatic size increase over the past century Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 5209-5212 DOI: 10.1073/pnas. 0812137106
Last week at the west coast of Florida I spent many hours watching, photographing, collecting, examining and measuring intertidal snails and also performing simple experiments with them à la Darwin.
Reading the books like the classic Between Pacific Tides of Ricketts et al. certainly helps, but mostly in an abstract sense; one needs to be at a coast right at the edge of the sea during both high and low tides and to pay attention to the creatures both during immersion and emersion to begin to acquire a slight understanding of how the intertidal ecosystems may have evolved and how they continue to function.
Only now am I finally beginning to grasp the significance of the daily tides in the lives of the intertidal animals in general and snails in particular.
An intertidal snail increases in size since the early 20th century