􀀁􀂘 An unexpected place for life

David Patriquin’s article for January, 2016, describes the rocky intertidal zone in Nova Scotia.

Young Naturalists Club explores the intertidal at low tide

Young Naturalists Club explores the intertidal at low tide on the day of the supermoon in September

“One might think that the rocky intertidal zone would be quite inhospitable for marine or terrestrial life…But visit such a shore when the tide is out and we see a dense patch of mussels in one spot, barnacles in another and a dense cover of seaweeds over most of it. Few places hold more fascination for children as they discover periwinkles, starfish, crabs, mussels, sea urchins, anemones and other invertebrates among the seaweeds and in tide pools.” Read more
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