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Rocks can be slippery

Wet rocks can be very slippery. They can be covered with microscopic plants that make them even more slippery. Rocks can also have sharp edges. Some loose rocks might move if you stand on them. 

This is what you can do to prevent yourself from getting hurt: 

  • On rocky intertidal areas, always wear a pair of old runners to protect your feet from sharp rocks and anything else that is sharp. Old runners with good soles will help you stay on your feet if the rocks are slippery.
  • Walking and stepping on or over rocks is much safer than running or jumping between rocks. 
  • Don’t put your feet in places where you can’t see where they are going. Thick wet seaweed or crevices between rocks could hide sharp objects. 

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