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About the Bahamas Rocky Shores


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What is the Rocky Shore? What animals live there?

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About the Bahamas Rocky Shores

  1. 1. 1. Waves – Wind blowing causes wave action and the animals and plants that live on the shores are accustomed to the constant pounding
  2. 2. 2. Tides – When tide falls plants andanimals are exposed to air. When tiderises, they are flooded.
  3. 3. ZonationRock PoolsRocky shore dwellers (plants and animals)Survival Tricks
  4. 4. • Young Fish• Chitons• Periwinkles• Limpets• Barnacles• Mussels
  5. 5. • Kelp• Irish Moss
  6. 6.  Avoid the sun to prevent drying out Remain in cracks and burrows at low tide Close their valves tightly (barnacles, oysters etc.) Camoflouge Tough outer shell or flexible & flat.
  7. 7.  Provide homes for many animals Important nursery area for fish and crustaceans Algae covered areas provide shelter for certain animals Provides lots of food for fish The algae provide food for rare and important marine turtles Provide food for wading birds at low tide
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