Amount of light- The amount of light an organism receives can heavily affect an environment. Light works completely different underwater then it does on land. Light moves in a straight line unless its reflected on something, whereas once it hits the water light rays will bend and scatter throughout the water. This creates the strange perceptions of marine life, and also the perceptions we see when looking at the water. If an ecosystem in the intertidal zone receives less less light, it will create a chain reaction resulting in a weaker society. This starts off when the plants in the ecosystem receive less light which is need in order to complete the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis creates oxygen and glucose, and is also the main food source of herbivores or producers. Now the producers are affected, and soon priamry and secondary consumers will be affected.