What are some possible explanations for the patterns of vertical zonation seen in rocky intertidal habitats? Please include some of the adaptations important to a successful intertidal species. What roles do keystone species play?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 4:19 am ad1c9bdddf
Rocky intertidal habitats are habitats in which the species living there will experience conditions that fluctuate widely as the tides come in and out on a daily basis. This has consequences for the species living there, creating patterns of zonation and favoring the development of adaptations to cope with the environmental conditions.
Possible explanations for the patterns of vertical zonation in these regions can be grouped into either abiotic or biotic factors. Here I'll list some of ...
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