The following review was written by the editorial department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

Opa Cove has developed a new line of fun children's life jackets called Sea Squirts. Now you can put your kiddos in the water dressed like their favorite sea creatures, including clownfish, great white sharks, dolphins, killer whales and angel fish. And if that isn't enough to make the kids happy, Sea Squirts vests have a flexible fin on the back of each vest (because what's more fun than pretending to be a shark?) that's strong enough for an adult to use to pluck them out of the water. The vests are expected to pass Coast Guard certifcation as Type III PFDs this month. They're available in three sizes and prices range from $45 to $69. Opa Cove, 877-883-5212;

April 2010