The intertidal zone is the region along the marine shore that's exposed at low tide and underwater at high tide. In Singapore, our intertidal zones are composed of rocky beaches, sandy shores and seagrass. These habitats are home to a stunning variety of marine creatures that are specially adapted to the regular changes in the environment that come with changing tides.
Singapore's 193-kilometre coastline is marked by a range of habitats – sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mangroves. And about twice a month, the water recedes far into the sea during low spring tide, exposing a swathe of land rich with marine life that we'd normally have to snorkel or dive to see. The next time you're tired of urban trekking or forest hikes, plan to visit one of Singapore's many intertidal zones to get a glimpse of life under the waves. Our only advice? Go with an experienced guide and tread lightly. Here's all you need to know about intertidal walking in Singapore.
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