The Intertidal Zone is the area of shoreline between high and low tides. It is also known as the Littoral Zone. This coastal strip where the land meets the sea is by far the smallest area in all the world’s marine environments, yet more is known about it than any other. This is a narrow strip of land that is only a few meters in width, and it is defined as the area between the oceans’ high tide and low tides. Although it is small, it is the most accessible place to scientists, and is therefore the most studied marine habitat. Even though this zone is small, it has the greatest variation of environmental factors as compared to any other marine ecosystem. There are even several differences within a single square meter containing huge diversities of life. As the tides rise and fall, covering and then exposing areas along the coast we can observe the dramatic changes in the environmental conditions.
Lab: Intertidal Zone Organism Identification and Classification
Observations: Specimen found and Zone
- Finish reading Module 9 to page 232
- OYO Questions 9.13 – 9.17
- Study Guide: Define e-h and 19-28
- Finish lab
- Class challenge: Who can do the most push-ups in one minute?
Quiz: Rocky Intertidal Zones: See OYO question 9.11 and 9.12; Abiotic Conditions of Intertidal zones. Be able to name 15 different species living in the Intertidal Zone
- Notebook check.
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