Alvin Silverstein and Virginia Silverstein
Tital pools are miniature sea worlds, teeming with ever-changing life. This book offers close-up views of shore-line ecosystems that spotlight the amazing variety of tidal pool inhabitants and the ongoing drama of their strugglines to adap and survive.
clams, Snails, and sea worms populate these pages, alongside crabs that scuttle across the ocean floor with spongees clasped to their backs as camouflage, and starfish that turn their stomachs inside out to digest a mussel's soft body right inside the bivalve's own shell. "Life in a Tidal Pool" instruduces the reader to plankton and algae; traces the life cycles of the jellyfish and its relative, the sea anemone; and profiles a host of other maine craeture, both the familiar and the less well know.