tide pool


Definition of tide pool

: a pool of salt water left (as in a rock basin) by an ebbing tide

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Then there was the beach’s array of tide pools, which become exposed at low tide. Darryn King, Longreads, "The Young Man and the Sea Sponge," 13 Aug. 2019 Not a lot grows on this volcanic island—by comparison, Denmark, the seat of the Nordic movement, might as well be Provence—but the plants that do manage to root and thrive in the anemic soil and brackish tide pools are of outsized deliciousness. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 Some of the very best hiking trails on the Oregon coast, from mountains to tide pools, forests to beaches. oregonlive.com, "What’s wrong with this picture? Editor’s Notebook," 1 Aug. 2019 Starre Vartan is a freelance writer with an unslaked curiosity about the natural world, which was sparked in an outdoors childhood spent in the tide pools of Sydney, Australia and the wetlands of New York's Hudson Valley. Starre Vartan, Scientific American, "AI Can Predict Kidney Failure Days in Advance," 31 July 2019 Cossart-Daly, a civil rights and environmental lawyer, was tasked with expanding the Hollister Ranch Managed Access Program, which hosts tide pool trips for schoolchildren and tours for birders, botanists and researchers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A look behind the Hollister Ranch gates. Will the public ever access these exclusive beaches?," 12 Apr. 2019 Laguna is a great place to wander around tide pools, take scenic ocean walks, explore a relic of the psychedelic era and find the quintessential O.C. bikini (or board suit). Los Angeles Times, "Four Hours in Laguna Beach: Art, waves and the perfect O.C. bikini," 26 July 2019 Live crabs, algae, anemones and a sea hare, collected from the La Jolla tide pools that morning, were displayed in plastic cups and aquariums on one of the tables. San Diego Union-Tribune, "World Below the Waves brings tide pools to children," 18 July 2019 For example, in one recent experiment, island-dwelling raccoons that heard dogs barking spent less time foraging on beaches and around tide pools. Jason G. Goldman, Scientific American, "Orcas May Turn Great White Sharks into Scaredy Cats," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of tide pool

1853, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tide pool

US : an area of water that is left on a beach after the tide has fallen

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Kids Definition of tide pool

: a pool of salt water that is left behind when the tide goes out and in which small sea animals (as snails, crabs, and barnacles) are often found

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