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TIDE. The ebb and flow of the sea.
     2. Arms of the sea, bays, creeks, coves, or rivers, where the tide ebbs and flows, are public, and all persons may use the same for the purposes of navigation and for fishing, unless restrained by law. To give these rights at common law, the tide must ebb and flow: the flowing of the waters of a lake into a river, and their reflowing, being not the flux and reflux of the tides, but mere occasional and rare instances of a swell in the lake, and a setting up of the waters into the river, and the subsiding of such swells, is not to be considered an ebb and flow of the tide, so as to constitute a river technically navigable. 20 John. R. 98. See 17 John. R. 195; 2 Conn. R. 481.
     3. In Pennsylvania, the common law principle, that the flux and reflux of the tide ascertain the character of the river, has been rejected. 2 Binn. R. 475. Vide Arm of the sea; Navigable river; Sea shore.

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Shorebird Count: Shorebirds density and abundance were counted in both Jeram and Remis Beaches during all tidal cycles.
Females with embryos at all stages of development were collected from the estuary, where they were entrained to the ambient, 14:10-h light-dark and tidal cycles.
Four stations in the main channel were selected from the mouth to the inner estuary, and the data were ac quired every 10 minutes throughout a nearly full tidal cycle during a spring tide with medium-high fluvial runoff.
The observed direction of currents at both sites matched with the common reversal of tides during the whole tidal cycles.
Without further scientific advancements, the discussion of the tidal cycle and its clinical applications is limited.
They usually prefer areas with wide continental shelf, wide tidal cycles and cool waters influenced by the Malvinas' Current (Brownell & Donovan, 1988; Goodall et al.
The repeated-measures ANOVA performed to analyze the effect of channel design and hour of the tidal cycle on current velocity demonstrated a significant interaction between the 2 factors (i.
Not only did both fish undergo vertical excursions during mostly nighttime hours, the northern fish did so during select periods of the tidal cycle when tidal currents were moving in a particular direction.
The unique, short time span imagery allowed thermal features of the NOW to be mapped over a tidal cycle.
Peter Fraenkel, technical director of MCT and inventor of SeaGen, concedes that that the power generated from SeaGen is not constant--even the tides can be slack--though it will operate between 18 and 20 hours a day depending on the phase of the two-week tidal cycle.
As the tidal cycle shifts into spring tide conditions, the tidal range increases.