littoral zone


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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.
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2), indicating that Atlantic silverside larvae have a patchy distribution in the littoral zone.
1 m long, taking horizontal and vertical tows in the open water zone and horizontal tows in the littoral zone, and collecting water with a bucket below the aquatic macrophytes.
Both species also use the littoral zone as reproductive habitat in Lago de Patzcuaro (Garcia de Leon, 1984), and these areas have been lost in more than 70% (Alcocer-Durand & Bernal-Brooks, 2002).
Considering habitat preferences of crustacean species described by Rybak and Bledzki (2010) twelve species of Cladocera found in our samples are typical for littoral zone and four for pelagic one.
A narrow strip of alluvial plain dominated by Acacia woodland lies between the arid stoney mountains and the littoral zone," she said.
Effects of settled sediments on grazer- periphyton-macrophyte interactionsin the littoral zone of a large oligotrophic lake.
Flat Iron Lake, located in Calvin College's Flat Iron Lake Preserve, is a 25-acre kettle lake with a broad littoral zone along its eastern shore.
It is possible some species occupied deeper habitats, but most stranded mussels were >30 m from the waterline, indicating the majority of mussels occurred in the littoral zone.
Daily fish and zooplankton abundances in the littoral zone of Lake Texoma, Oklahoma-Texas, in relation to abiotic variables.
In this macrophytic lake 22 plant species have been recorded (Maemets 1968), among which Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis, Equisetum limosum, Schoenoplectus lacustris and Carex are prevailing in the littoral zone.