Adding teeth to wave action: the destructive effects of wave-borne rocks on intertidal organisms

@article{Shanks1986AddingTT,
  title={Adding teeth to wave action: the destructive effects of wave-borne rocks on intertidal organisms},
  author={Alan L. Shanks and William G. Wright},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1986},
  volume={69},
  pages={420-428}
}
Observations in rocky intertidal areas demonstrate that breaking waves ‘throw’ rocks and cobbles and that these missiles can damage and kill organisms. Targets in the intertidal were dented by impacts from wave-borne rocks. New dents/day in these targets was positively correlated with the daily maximum significant wave height and with new patches/day in… CONTINUE READING