1280px-Rocky shore of Kaunissaari Island in front of Helsinki

Rocky Shore of Kaunissaari Island

Rocky Shores are inter tidal areas made predominately of solid rock. Many tide pools can be found around these areas, and often found on the Western Seaboard of the United States.

Rocky Shores are biologically rich and productive areas, where animal life flourishes despite near-constant danger from waves, wind, and predators.

There are 4[1] zones on a rocky shore/coastline:

  • High Tide Zone

An area only flooded by high tides

  • Middle Tide Zone

Turbulent area that is uncovered twice a day

  • Low Intertidal Zone

Area usually covered with water

  • Subtidal Zone

Where animals will wash up on the beach

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Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated