Biodiversity & Conservation

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Beach
The strip of land along the margin of a body of water that is washed by waves or tides sufficiently to inhibit all or most terrestrial plant growth (based on Lincoln & Boxshall, 1987). The term is taken to include the entire littoral zone, including the supralittoral fringe, or splash zone, and is generally interpreted as referring to sediment (or mobile boulders) rather than bedrock shores.

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