Tide Pools are always exciting to explore, because it’s like finding a new gift every day. Here on Dewees Island, we find tidepools on both growing and eroding sections of the beach, whether that’s around ancient trees that are becoming unburied, or where the sandbars are attaching and leaving small channels where wildlife gets trapped.  Rachel Carson describes this in-between world:

“The shore has a dual nature, changing with the swing of the tides, belonging now to the land, now to the sea.  On the ebb tide it knows the harsh extremes of the land world, being exposed to heat and cold, to wind, to rain and drying sun. On the flood tide it is a water world, returning briefly to the relative stability of the open sea.”

Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea