littoral zone

(redirected from Littoral Region)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

littoral zone

the shore, or intertidal area of the beach, being the region bounded on its landward side by the extreme high-water mark of spring tides, and on its seaward side by the extreme low-water mark of the same tides.
References in periodicals archive ?
According to our hypothesis, we expected that (i) there are differences in the amount and type of food items ingested between Chironomidae morphospecies (ii) there is an increasing of food availabilities from central to littoral regions.
As a battle space, the world's littoral regions are becoming cluttered and congested, requiring the precise delivery of a whole range of effects, from the need to win the "battle of competing narratives" at one end of a spectrum to the need to take and hold ground at the other.
In subtropical systems, there is a lack of knowledge about the effects of induced desiccation on systems with artificial control over the hydrological regime, in which the dam operation produces daily variations in water level, temporarily exposing the community in the littoral region (SOUZA-FILHO et al.
The construction of a railway linking Mbanga in the Littoral region and Kumba in the South-west region covering a distance of 21.
Moreover, with the widespread proliferation of missile technology -- courtesy of Russia, China and Western nations -- today's naval forces face an increasingly broad array of threats, making the littoral region dangerous waters indeed.
Following his meeting with the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, the Ambassador commended the completion of major construction projects like the Kribi Deep Seaport in the South Region and the Douala Reference Hospital in Littoral Region.
Marine organisms are highly attuned to their surroundingstheir survival depends on itand a new program out of DARPAs Biological Technologies Office aims to tap into their natural sensing capabilities to detect and signal when activities of interest occur in strategic waters such as straits and littoral regions.
Establishing a baseline, Shemella defines the subject environment as one that includes oceans, seas, and their littoral regions as well as navigable rivers and lakes and the infrastructure that supports them all (that is, ports, locks, and canals).
These patrols are part of Operation Martillo, a 15-nation collaborative effort to deny transnational criminal organizations air and maritime access to the littoral regions of Central America, and focus on putting a stop to the illegal movement of drugs from South America into the Caribbean and onwards to the UK.
Iran-Aegea Regional Cooperation Association was established in 2011 to promote Iran's trade ties with the Aegean Sea (between Turkey and Greece) littoral regions, with Izmir being in the center.
MEP Alain Cadec (EPP, France), who has authored a report on the Atlantic strategy, called it "a strong political signal" for the littoral regions.