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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Incredible rock formations set into the sand, tide pools, and cliffs. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Beaches for a Winter Stroll, According to Sophie Buhai," 6 Mar. 2019 Time your visit to the hour before or after low tide to explore the beach’s tide pools, teeming with starfish, mollusks and hermit crabs. Rico Gagliano, WSJ, "3 Quick Escapes From Los Angeles," 1 Aug. 2018 Three suspects were arrested after a gray horn shark was taken from the San Antonio Aquarium’s tide pool exhibit around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Texas aquarium shark thief may have posed as supplier to stake out exhibit, staff says," 1 Aug. 2018 Those include the expansion of an after-school tide pool program and organized tours for nonprofit groups that would give access to about 400 people a year. Steve Lopez, latimes.com, "Hollister Ranch access agreement is a wipeout and a sellout, hundreds of beach lovers scream," 23 June 2018 Several years ago, starfish succumbed to a wasting disease and vanished from tide pools. New York Times, "Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing," 9 July 2018 DEL MAR Outdoor class on tide pool animals The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy presents Seashore Splash from 10 to 11:15 a.m. July 21 at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom, 3201 Via De La Valle. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vista Boys & Girls Club gala raises $85K ...community news," 11 July 2018 The scientists believe that those descended from the dying sea stars grew ill and died upon their return to the tide pools. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, "Sea Stars Started Dissolving. What Helped Some of Them Survive?," 18 June 2018 Each has its own unique features: Montara has its wide sandy beach; Moss Beach has its tide pools. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018

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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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