Intertidal zone

156 species

The intertidal zone, also known as the foreshore and seashore and sometimes referred to as the littoral zone, is the area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide (in other words, the area between tide marks). This area can include many different types of habitats, with many types of animals, such as starfish, sea urchins, and numerous species of coral. The well-known area also includes steep rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, or wetlands (e.g., vast mudflats). The area can be a narrow strip, as in Pacific islands that have only a narrow tidal range, or can include many meters of shoreline where shallow beach slopes interact with high tidal excursion.

Steller Sea Lion
Eumetopias jubatus
European Otter
Lutra lutra
Macaroni Penguin
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Galápagos Sea Lion
Zalophus wollebaeki
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
Gentoo Penguin
Pygoscelis papua
Gray Seal
Halichoerus grypus
South American Sea Lion
Otaria flavescens
King Penguin
Aptenodytes patagonicus
Ross Seal
Ommatophoca rossii
Magellanic Penguin
Spheniscus magellanicus
Erect-Crested Penguin
Eudyptes sclateri
Adélie Penguin
Pygoscelis adeliae
Galápagos Fur Seal
Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Humboldt Penguin
Spheniscus humboldti
Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus
South American Fur Seal
Arctocephalus australis
Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Megadyptes antipodes
Sotalia fluviatilis
Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
Island Fox
Urocyon littoralis
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
Black-Browed Albatross
Thalassarche melanophris
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus
Snares Penguin
Eudyptes robustus
Hooded Seal
Cystophora cristata
Royal Penguin
Eudyptes schlegeli
Chinstrap Penguin
Pygoscelis antarcticus
Waved Albatross
Phoebastria irrorata
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum
Fiordland Penguin
Eudyptes pachyrhynchus
Diamondback Terrapin
Malaclemys terrapin
African Fish Eagle
Haliaeetus vocifer
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
Laysan Albatross
Phoebastria immutabilis
White-Tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla
Long-Billed Curlew
Numenius americanus
American Avocet
Recurvirostra americana
Roseate Tern
Sterna dougallii