Connor Haynes Devin Melancon. Intertidal Zone. The Intertidal Zone, sometimes refered to as the Littoral Zone. It is in the biome of marine aquatic environments in which is found along coast lines all across the world
It is in the biome of marine aquatic environments in which is found along coast lines all across the world
And is the area that connects the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide
This area can include many different types of habitats, with many types of animals.
The zone itself has 3 different zones separating it from top to bottumAbout
Depending in which zone, the organisms vary from: Snails, Starfish, Whelk, Sea Urchin, Sea star, Shrimp, Limpet, Oysters, etc.
They are constantly adapting to their environment because of the changes it goes through
These changes consist of the: Moisture, Water Movement, Salinity and TemperatureOrganisms
Moisture: The littoral zone is covered with salt water at high tides, and it is exposed to the air at low tides. Organisms must change to both wet and very dry conditions.
Water Movement: The movement of the water can be difficult for most organism to live in. The rough waves can carry away poorly-adapted organisms. Many intertidal animals burrow into the sand, live under rocks, or attach themselves to rocks for a good way of protection
Temperature: Since the intertidal zone is close to the open air, the changes of the temperature may vary depending on how freezing or warm it is.
Salinity: The salinity is much higher in the intertidal zone because salt water trapped in rock pools evaporates leaving behind salt deposits. Animals must adapt to their systems to these variations. Some fish, like sculpin and blennies, live in tide pools.Organisms Cont…
High tide zone (upper mid-littoral)
Middle tide zone (lower mid-littoral)
Low tide zone (lower littoral)The Zones
Middle Tide Zone