Meaning of intertidal in English:


Pronunciation /ɪntəˈtʌɪd(ə)l/


  • Of or denoting the area of a seashore which is covered at high tide and uncovered at low tide.

    ‘intertidal zones’
    • ‘most species are predominantly intertidal’
    • ‘Only tiny phytoplankton are found throughout the area, although intertidal zones in the south contain kelp beds.’
    • ‘The coastal intertidal zone is the area between the low and high tide zones that is not quite oceanic and not quite terrestrial.’
    • ‘Turtles may hatch from a nest on land in the state of Queensland and scramble down to the sea across intertidal areas that are state managed and controlled.’
    • ‘The intertidal zone is between the high-tide and low-tide lines.’
    • ‘While submerged during high tide, an intertidal organism is likely to display a body temperature similar to that of the surrounding water.’