tide pool

noun

Definition of tide pool 

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

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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 Her playgrounds were tide pools and redwood forests. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "Kate Brandt Is Turning Google into a Green Powerhouse," 5 July 2018 Now my peeve: Laguna puts a lot of emphasis on those tide pools but closes its eyes to the shops in town that sell shells and starfish. latimes.com, "Protecting tide pools is critical but why not stop selling starfish and shells?," 3 July 2018 This piece of paradise in Rancho Palos Verdes offers both, along with extensive tide pools brimming with a kaleidoscope of miniature marine life. Shawnté Salabert, Los Angeles Magazine, "From Archery to Mountain Biking, There’s an L.A. Park for Every Outdoor Hobby," 7 June 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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tide pool

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tide pool

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

tide pool

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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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