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Intertidal Zone

"The dividing line between the sea and the land, then, is not really a line at all; it is an area, a zone, a dominion in its own right. Partaking in some measure of both land and water, it belongs wholly to neither. Because its upper and lower limits are defined by the extremes of the tides, we speak of it as the "intertidal zone," or sometimes called the "littoral." (Excerpt from the book, SEASHORE LIFE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Sam Hinton, University of California Press, 1987, pg. ix)

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