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Littoral zone

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The littoral zone is the part of a sea, lake or river that is close to the shore. In coastal environments the littoral zone extends from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged. (Wikipedia)

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Aquatic environment
N/ABenthic environment

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Littoral environment

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