Effects on Ocean Shore Zone

By: Emily Sturgill

Waves

Beaches- Wear away land, change the shape of land

Barrier Islands- Change the shape, deposit sand

Estuaries- High salinity and brings in sand, nutrients, and sediment

Tides

Estuaries- High tide- more salt, nutrients, and sea life

Inlets- The depth of water changes (deeper at high tide)

Beaches- Bring in shells, sediment, and sea life

Currents

Beaches- Moves sediment

Inlets- Change their size and shape

Barrier Islands- Moves sand from one end to the other