Australian Seashores

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Littoral Life – Australia’s Intertidal Zone

The Littoral or Intertidal Zone is a complex ecosystem comprising a wide diversity of animal and plant life.
Included in this zone are crustaceans such as soldier crabs, which can be seen in large numbers along sandy beaches when the tide recedes. Shellfish such as oysters, mussels and clams are found in this region as well as Cunjevoi or Sea Squirts. Various Polychaete worms such as the sand worms can be found deeper beneath the wet sand.
The Australian Seashores gallery is a photographic representation of seashore habitats and coastal regions of Australia, including the diverse wildlife that inhabit this zone.

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