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Unique Book Teaches About Marine Life in the Pacific Northwest

Written by members of a conservancy group, each detail is researched.

Get Your Feet Wet! Illustrated Intertidal Notes from the Pacific Northwest

(PENDER ISLAND, British Columbia) - More in the tradition of natural history than an identification guide, Get Your Feet Wet! Illustrated Intertidal Notes from the Pacific Northwest (published by Trafford Publishing) 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 tells 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.

Readers will 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 anytime of the year.

About the Authors

Julie Johnston is a writer and environmental educator who fell for the intertidal zone when she moved to Pender Island, British Columbia. The fascination of getting to know her first chiton opened up a whole new world to her. As part of GreenHeart Education ( Julie shares her love of nature with learners of all ages.

Pat Haugh, the scientist and researcher of the trio, retired to Pender Island from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she was a university biology instructor and a small animal veterinarian. She now heads up the Georgia Strait Alliance Straitkeepers program on Pender Island.

Susan Taylor is an artist in love with her marine surroundings. She has been drawn to tide pools as long as she can remember, and her first island paintings were of intertidal life. Susan's work can be seen at the Blood Star Gallery on South Pender Island (

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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