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Vocabulary

  • Beachcombing – Searching the beach for items of interest, such a shells or rocks.
  • Intertidal Zone – The area of the beach that is exposed to air during low tide, and covered by water during high tide.
  • Wrack Line – The line of debris left on a beach by high tide. It’s usually made up of shells, seaweed, rocks and feathers or anything that washes up from the water.

Fun facts

  • Not many animals live on the sandy part of the beach since the tides make it a place that is always changing.
  • Crabs, insects and birds feed on the different things that are left by the waves.

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