Maps, diagrams, and photographs help readers understand the diversity of the world's marine life. The second half of the book is a fictional tour guide of an aquarium by a docent, presenting information in a conversational style designed to hook reluctant readers.
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.
This book uses math and science to help students learn about oceans. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of oceans.
Swarms of the dinner-plate-size invasive Australian Spotted Jellyfish have been reported from East Texas to Florida in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coastlines of Florida and South Carolina. These creatures present a major threat to the shrimp fishery. Readers will be introduced to the concepts of invasive species and challenged to think critically about the cause, effect, and control of dangerous creatures.
The Walking Catfish have upset the balance of the ecosystems and hurt local economies.
Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Coral Reef Collapse shines a light on the death of coral reefs around the world. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean acidity and rising ocean temperatures to explain the threats facing coral reefs, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Gray whales live in the Pacific Ocean and can grow to be 50 feet 15 meters) long. Readers will discover how whale hunters brought these huge mammals to near extinction and how people are working together to help these giants of the sea fight for survival.