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Kathleen Fox. Intertidal Zone The zone between the highest and lowest tides along marine shores. Located along coast lines all around the world Kathleen.

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1 Kathleen Fox

2 Intertidal Zone The zone between the highest and lowest tides along marine shores. Located along coast lines all around the world Kathleen Fox

3 Types of Intertidal Zones Sand Beaches Rocks Estuaries Mangrove Coral Reefs Kathleen Fox

4 Three Zones Within… Supra-Littoral Zone covered by water during the highest high tides arid conditions Mid-Littoral Zone Increased submergence time Home to many mussels Pisaster ochraceous. Low-Littoral Zone normally covered by water. high concentration of nutrients Home to many organisms Kathleen Fox

5 Organisms Adapt to Changes… Moisture Covered at high tide, exposed to air at low tide. Water Movement rough waves can dislodge or carry away poorly-adapted organisms (Barnacles) Temperature range from moderate water temperature to moderate/scorching or freezing air temps. Salinity Tide pools can become diluted or very salty Kathleen Fox

6 Flora Sea Grass Seaweed Green Algae Dead Mans Finger Brown Algae Common Rockweed Kathleen Fox

7 Fauna Crabs Starfish Atlantic Horseshoe Crab Shiny Red Tunicate Kathleen Fox

8 Threats Invasive Species Caulerpa taxifolia Algae from Caribbean in Massachusetts Humans Harvesting animals/plants (aquariums: seaweeds) Shell collecting Pollution Trash Oil spills Sewage spills Toxic chemical runoff Global Climate Change Rise in ocean temperature Shift of distribution Kathleen Fox

9 References SeaWorld &Busch Gardens. "TIDE POOLS - Human Impact & Conservation."SeaWorld/Busch Gardens ANIMALS - HOME. SeaWorld & Busch Gardens. Web. 26 Oct impact.htmhttp://www.seaworld.org/wild-world/ecosystems/info-books/tide-pools/human- impact.htm "OceanLink | Biodiversity - the Intertidal." OceanLink | Marine Sciences Education and Fun. OceanLink. Web. 26 Oct "Shores - NatureWorks." New Hampshire Public Television - Engage. Connect. Celebrate. Nature Works. Web. 26 Oct "Marine Ecosystems - Zonation Features on Seashore." Tonya Homesite It Trainer and Student Marine Biology Oceanography Bangor Ocean Sciences. Tonya Marine Biology/Oceanography. Web. 26 Oct Kathleen Fox


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