Between New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve of 2015, author Jerry Shine dove up and down the East Coast of North America, through winter storms and summer heat waves. A Year Underwater is his record of that year, of creatures mating, spawning, hiding and making meals of one another, all within a stone’s throw of the beach. Nowhere in the world can you get closer to wildlife than you can in the ocean. A Year Underwater takes you there, within inches of squadrons of squid, seven-foot sharks, 20-pound lobsters, and myriad creatures living in minuscule worlds almost too small to see. This is a book for anyone who loves the feel of the ocean, or who’s ever looked at it and wondered what was happening beneath its surface.