The box jellyfish, also called the sea wasp, is full of toxin. Each of its tentacles has 5,000 sting cells with enough poison to kill 60 people! In this book, young readers will discover what makes the box jellyfish a terror of the seas.
A look at jellyfish, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their overabundance in the world today.
A look at manatees, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their unique respiratory system, behaviors, relationships with humans, and the protected status of these intelligent creatures in the world today.
Did you know that some corals are named for being look-alikes? The mushroom coral has an umbrella-like shape. Grooves on the surface of the brain coral give it the appearance of the important human organ. Beginning readers just might get the urge to name the corals in this book.
In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of a larva into a jellyfish and every phase in between. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the life cycle of a jellyfish.
Humpback whales use unique songs to communicate throughout the world’s oceans. But whaling and other threats almost silenced humpback whales completely. Humpback Whales describes the characteristics of these animals and how bans on whale hunting and other efforts have helped save this distinctive species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
In Eels, early readers will learn about how eels escape from predators and hunt their own prey. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of eels. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an eel's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about eels online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Eels also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.