Coastal Rocky Beaches

coastal rocky beaches
Rocky beach and cliff in Ica-Peru. 

Coastal Rocky Beaches

Coastal rocky beaches are found in areas where the ocean meets rocky formations, cliffs, or rocky outcrops. This habitat type can be extensive areas as well as isolated outcrops surrounded by the more extensive sand beaches. Coastal rocky beaches are constantly washed by the wave action and support a rich community of invertebrates.

coastal rocky beaches
Rocky outcrop surrounded by sand beaches.

coastal rocky beaches
Rocky and sandy beach.

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Reference:


  • Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.