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tidal pool

a pool of water remaining on a reef, shore platform, or beach after the tide has receded.
Also called tide pool, tidepool. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But to the Nipe the tidal pool was simply another of his defenses, for it concealed the only entrance he ever used.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
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tidal pool  
A pool of water remaining after a tide has retreated. The physical conditions of the tidal pool can change significantly throughout the day as the temperature of its water fluctuates with solar heating and its salinity increases with evaporation. As a result, tidal pools are harsh environments for the organisms that inhabit them. Also called tide pool.
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