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 Why do horseshoe crabs live in the intertidal zone?

Answer Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are shallow water dwellers. Their favored habitat is determined by temperature, salinity and tolerance to high turbidity. These factors are prime in the interti... Read More »
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Do shrimp live in the intertidal zone?

Shrimp and other marine organisms, including oysters, crabs and sea stars, live in the intertidal zone. The intertidal zone refers to the section of the shore that's under water at the high tide bu... Read More »
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Where is the intertidal zone?

The intertidal zone contains the area where the ocean meets the land. As the tide comes in and out, the community constantly changes. Very few plants and algae survive in the constantly changing co... Read More »
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What is the depth of the intertidal zone?

Encyclop√ɬ¶dia Britannica states the depth of the intertidal zone waters varies from 16 to 33 feet as the tide rises and recedes. According to the National Park Service, the depth of the water chang... Read More »
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Do horseshoe crabs eat copepods?

No, horseshoe crabs do not eat copepods. Copepods are tiny marine animals commonly called sea lice. Horseshoe crabs hunt aquatic worms and clams. The prey is shredded and pieces of the worm or clam... Read More »
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