More in the tradition of natural history than an identification guide, Get Your Feet Wet! is an exploration of the diverse life in the intertidal zone of the Pacific Northwest. Each chapter is beautifully illustrated by a well-known West Coast artist and will tell you the story of a unique plant or animal, how to remember its name, where it lives on the shoreline, its place in the food chain, and its significance to human beings. You'll discover that
-limpets are the "muscle men" of the beach
-chitons have magnetic personalities
-barnacles exhibit quite the sex life
-tunicates (sea squirts) are our distant cousins
-sea anemones live for up to a century
-giant kelp can grow right before your eyes . . .
Suitable for adults, families, schools and beachcombing students of all ages, this book is a perfect companion for a summer day. Whether you're swinging in your hammock, sitting in the outhouse, or beachcombing by the sea, you'll enjoy reading these notes about our intertidal neighbours.