The intertidal zone is a term used to describe distinct areas between communities that provide habit for species during daylight hours and under darkness. These areas often have neglected surfaces covered in grime and peeling paint, and may include an abundance of moisture and fabricated landscapes. Organisms in the intertidal zone are adapted to an environment of forced air, droning machinery, artificial lighting and hours of labor. The populations of these zones vary depending on the time of day and the overall status of the individual.