Marine, intertidal, artificial, semi-protected, eulittoral

Artificial surfaces on the shoreline are common near most areas of human activity, as docks, breakwaters, seawalls, and other constructed habitats. Most such structures are in wave-protected areas. Biological communities on these surfaces are likely to be a subset of those on nearby rocky shores, although the presence of creosote or other anti-fouling chemicals may greatly restrict abundance and diversity of species that can survive there.

Habitat attributes

Class ID: 
Class name: 
Marine, intertidal, artificial, semi-protected, eulittoral
10.0 km (in WA)
Primary substrate: 
Rock, concrete, wood
Secondary substrate: 
Tertiary substrate: 
Substrate stability: 
Substrate key details: 
Human-placed, hard
Wave exposure: 
Blue book classes: 
[No class in 1990 publication]
Map/survey site examples: 
Sekiu breakwater
Fish sampling sites: 
Species notes: