By Steve Parker
New glance! Relaunched with new jackets and eight pages of recent textual content! this is an unique and fascinating new examine the attention-grabbing flora and fauna of the beach. beautiful real-life photos of crabs, lobsters, tide swimming pools, fish, seals, seabirds and extra supply a distinct "eyewitness" view of lifestyles at the beach. See a starfish at the flow, how a sea urchin disguises itself, a sea anemone trap a prawn, the population of a tide pool, and fish that vary colour. learn the way a limpet grips the rock, how a crab grows a brand new leg, how a prawn turns into invisible, how seabirds capture fish, and the way a sea otter sleeps at sea. notice how lengthy seaweed can develop, why hermit crabs reside in secondhand shells, which shells bore holes in stable rock, the place a puffin lays its eggs, and lots more and plenty, even more.
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Today not all shores are suitable for beachcombing, as many are strewn with man-made litter, and inshore waters are often polluted. DRIED FLOAT then retreats, depositing debris along the high-tide mark. This is the strandline, a ribbon of objects left stranded high and dry. It is a treasure trove for the nature detective. Shells, bits of seaweed, feathers, FOOD FOR FREE Many seaweeds are gathered and driftwood lie jumbled together, each with a as food for both humans and story to tell. Stones, shells, and wood have often animals (p.
29) to “see” the way as it searches for a shady, safe crevice. A velvet swimming crab huddles among boulders that have collected in a scooped-out portion of rock. It tries to remain unnoticed as it searches through settled debris for food. BROUGHT BY THE SEA As each tide goes out and conditions become calm in the tide pool, scavengers such as this Charybdis swimming crab emerge from holes and crevices to see what the sea has brought them. In this case it is a small sea urchin, perhaps already injured or ill, and defenseless against the crab’s powerful pincers.
Netted dog whelks ERODED PATTERNS Netted dog whelk shells in various stages of wear. UPROOTED FROM THE SHORE This woody object is an underground stem, or rhizome, of a giant reed. The reed is the tallest grass in Europe reaching 15 ft (5 m) high, and is often planted as a windbreak in coastal areas of the Mediterranean. It is also used for making canes, baskets, and fishing rods. POLISHED BY THE SEA Pieces of slate, glass, and other hard substances are rubbed and polished by sand and water. The scouring action of small sand grains gives a high polish.
Seashore (DK Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker