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  • * Deposition of sediments by small-moderate waves and tides. ...cesses, a well-marked [[zonation]] is seen. Each of the zones is dominated by a different mangrove species and associated fauna and flora. Red mangroves
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  • ...a'' is restricted to the Mediterranean Sea. The distribution is restricted by the mixing zone of Mediterranean water and Atlantic water. Other species ma * Clear water. The plants die when the water becomes turbid by sediment suspension.
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  • ...not of great practical importance for coastal waters, where it is dwarfed by the strong variability of the salinity in space and time. However, great pr ...gman, 1784<ref> Bergman, T. 1784. Physical and chemical essays (translated by Edmund Cullen)
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  • ...ntinental slope]] to the [[shoreline]]. At the ocean side it is terminated by a pronounced change in bottom slope, called [[shelf break]]. The average sl ...mall scale) or driven by the wind (large scale). For more details, see the articles [[Shelf sea exchange with the ocean]], [[Ocean and shelf tides]], [[Tidal m
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  • ...ilometres. This region is the hadal region. The ocean floor is interrupted by mountain chains known as the mid-oceanic ridge systems. Other features on t ...e, between about 200 - 1500 m depth. This is related to oxygen consumption by microbial mineralization of organic matter sinking out of the photic zone
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  • ...ed by [[algae]] and covered with algal mats. They are periodically flooded by the tide, the height of which can vary from several centimetres in enclosed ...d [[ria]]s but seldom on open coasts, because the development is inhibited by wave action. Although sediment is a prerequisite for their growth in height
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  • ...n shallow, cold waters. Corals are wave resistant rock structures, created by calcium carbonate secreting animals and plants. ...ine]] over a long distance. They are separated from the adjacent land mass by a [[lagoon]]. A fringing reef (Fig. 2c) forms borders along the [[shoreline
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  • ...distribute heat, but they also play a crucial role in the global ecosystem by storing <math>CO_2</math> and recycling nutrients. ...t should be noted, however, that tides are mainly generated in the oceans (by the gravitational forces of moon and sun) and are amplified when propagatin
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  • ...wind, they drag the deeper layers with them. Each layer of water is moved by friction from the shallower layer and each deeper layer moves more slowly t ==Related articles==
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  • ...s. Because of the permanent action of tides and waves, it is characterized by [[coast erosion|erosional]] features. Together with the wind, sunlight and ...gion is called the supratidal or [[littoral|splash zone]]. It is moistened by the spray of breaking waves and it is only covered during the highest tides
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  • ...on of sediment particles that have been carried alongshore and cross-shore by currents and waves. A more comprehensive introduction to beach formation is ...od. When the tide retreats, waste products, eggs and larvae are taken away by the backwash. Organisms living on sandy shores have adapted to this dynamic
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  • The water column is subdivided into distinct zones by water depth and distance from shore. This is based on water depth and popul ...on patterns driven by wind and density differences are strongly influenced by topography. Further information can be found in the article about large sca
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