How to adapt to the tides...
The residents of Aldabra have different ways to coop with the (twice a day) tides. Below summary with this nice collage was posted on the SIF FB page.
"The tides rush in and out of Aldabra’s lagoon through its three major (and few minor) channels ..., filling the basin until the water touches the leaves of the fringing mangrove trees, then emptying to reveal the champignon islets famous mushroom shape.
Many of the both sedentary and mobile species that inhabit the lagoon are well adapted to the extreme shallow water that comes with an outgoing tide. Giant clams can tolerate the significant heat and light that they are exposed to; turtles and juvenile fish can be found congregating in deep pools around the islets; eels seek shelter under rocks and some white-spotted puffer fish trust in their natural defenses and simply sleep in the sunshine shallows."