Definition of intertidal
: of, relating to, or being the part of the littoral zone above low-tide mark
intertidallyplay \ˌin-tər-ˈtī-dəl-ē\ adverb
Examples of intertidal in a Sentence
animals that live in the intertidal zone
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The population of black abalone, which live in the intertidal waters off California and Mexico, has declined more than 80% in the past three decades as a result of withering syndrome and habitat destruction.
The whale came to rest in the intertidal area, where crabs can feed on it at high tide and birds can do so during low tide.
The best areas to locate geoduck are below the intertidal beach area beyond the zero feet to minus-2 feet.
Like many fish in the intertidal zone, which is submerged at high tide and dry at low, clingfish can spend considerable time out of water, breathing with their gills and even absorbing oxygen through their skin.)
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: of or relating to the area of the shore that is between the low point and the high point of the tide
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