One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Living, growing, or accumulating near to or just below the shore.‘sublittoral algae’
- 1.1 Relating to or denoting a biogeographic zone extending (in the sea) from the average line of low tide to the edge of the continental shelf or (in a large lake) beyond the littoral zone but still well lit.‘sheltered sublittoral regions’‘mobile species will migrate to sublittoral waters offshore’
- ‘Miocene littoral and sublittoral deposits on the western side of the Atlantic showed the continuation of the transgression had begun in earlier times.’
- ‘The sublittoral zone extends from the low-tide line out to 200 meters.’
- ‘In 1997, biomass of both littoral and sublittoral invertebrates in the impoundment was comparable to that of New Brunswick lakes of similar trophic status.’
- ‘Available data, though, make it unlikely that a ‘climatic crisis’ scenario would apply with equal force to species that are restricted to the sublittoral zone or to lower latitudes.’
- ‘The marine red alga Chondrus crispus is an abundant species along the coasts of the North Atlantic and inhabits the intertidal and upper sublittoral zones of rocky shorelines.’
- 1.1 Relating to or denoting a biogeographic zone extending (in the sea) from the average line of low tide to the edge of the continental shelf or (in a large lake) beyond the littoral zone but still well lit.
The sublittoral zone.
- ‘Bathyal is defined as pertaining to the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones - from depths of approximately 200 to 400 m.’
- ‘The paleoenvironments are interpreted as inner sublittoral and coastal lagoons environments with riverine and estuarine influence.’
- ‘The wildlife of the sublittoral sediment areas is less diverse than that of the rocky sublittorals but the areas have a high biomass and are important fishing areas, particularly for bottom-feeding fish.’
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