Adaptation of Marine and Estuarine Organisms

  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Sufia Zaman


The intertidal zone can be considered as the zone of intersection between land and the sea, which remains inundated during high tide and becomes naked (exposed to air only) during low tide. The region may be rocky (Fig. 8.1), sandy (Fig. 8.2) or muddy (Fig. 8.3).


Intertidal Zone Sandy Beach Rocky Shore Splash Zone Hydrothermal Vent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Mitra
    • 1
  • Sufia Zaman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of OceanographyTechno India UniversityKolkataIndia

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