Southern Elephant Seal: The Biggest Seal in the World

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088362

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Southern elephant seals are sometimes called "sea elephants." Why? An adult male seal has a nose that, when filled with air, looks like an elephant's trunk! These big seals, weighing in at more than 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg), look like elephants in other ways, too. Both are large animals and many of the seals, like elephants, are gray. In Southern Elephant Seal: The Biggest Seal in the World, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this super-sized seal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.

Reading Level
Lexile
900L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
I
ATOS
4.4
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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