Gives readers an up-close look at the one-way trip salmon take in order to reproduce. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.
Practice measurement while learning all about sharks! These exciting creatures will fascinate children as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills, using familiar units of measurement to measure sharks and their ocean environment. With exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!
There are millions of animals that call the ocean home. Some of these animals are in danger. Learn about marine animals that are at risk of becoming endangered and what people and activists like Jacques Cousteau have done to help. Readers will learn about the causes of engangered animals, including pollution and overfishing and learn steps they can do to help the conservation and preservation of these beautiful animals and sea life. Through vibrant images, informational text, stunning facts, a glossary of terms, and a list of additional resources, readers are sure to be engaged and inspired to help out these animals in any way they can.
Whales, manatees, seals, dolphins, and sea otters are just some of the many mammals that have evolved over time in order to survive in the water. From Arctic waters to tropical seas, vivid photographs and surprising facts about these salt water mammals reveal how these air breathing creatures have adapted to the water, their underwater senses, what they eat and how they raise their young, what cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea otters, sirenians, and polar bears are, marine zoos, and the dangers of pollution, commercial fishing, and poachers.
Whales are the only mammals that spend their entire life in the water. From playful dolphins to enormous blue whales, the behavior, habitats, and physiology of these amazing marine mammals are explored in What is a Whale? Spectacular full-color photos help show flukes, flippers, and fins, the whale family tree, baleen and toothed whales, how whales communicate through echolocation, their watery homes and what they eat, baby whales, whale-watching and why whales are in danger.
Amphibian means two lives since these animals spend the first part of their lives underwater and the rest on land. From flying tree frogs to slithering caecilians, kids will be captivated by this slimy animal group in What is an Amphibian? Young readers will discover the amphibian family tree, an amphibian's body, special skin and senses, how they move and what they eat, water- versus land-dwelling species, their life cycle and parental care, and defending themselves.
Kids will be shocked to learn that arthropods outnumber all other animal species combined! They will also be fascinated by the variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and behaviors found among these invertebrates. Labeled diagrams and startling close-up photography will introduce concepts including the similarities and differences among insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans, the functions and features of an exoskeleton, molting, metamorphosis, and other interesting body facts, and the crucial function of arthropods in food chains and webs.
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.
Readers are introduced the habitat and lifestyle of the American Alligator and learn how the American Alligator is making a comeback from near extinction. Find out how people in the southeastern United States are learning to live with these amazing creatures.
An elephant seal has a thick layer of blubber that keeps it from freezing in cold northern waters. This protective layer of blubber was prized by hunters who killed so many elephant seals that there were fewer than 100 left alive. Discover how government leaders and others took action to save these sea mammals from extinction.
Zebra Mussels are known for their striped shells and clingy habits. These natives of Europe and Asia traveled to North America in by ship. Learn more about why the zebra mussel poses a threat to native animals and the health of North American waterways.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Marine biologist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the study of marine biology.
In Ocean Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the ocean biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a marine environment. A map helps readers identify the world's oceans, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ocean food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ocean Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Explains how humpback whales live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats humpback whales may face on their migration.
Oceanography is the study of the ocean's composition, movements, and organisms. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the ocean biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
The question of who eats what in a freshwater habitat is answered in this book about food webs.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered Steller Sea lions face and how they can be saved.
Provides detailed and interesting information about organisms and their place in the food web in the Arctic.
Lots of our food comes from farms, and so do fish! Some fish are caught in the wild, but we also eat fish that are raised on farms. Find out what fish farms look like, what fish farmers do, and how fish get from the farm to you. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Coral Reef Food Chains takes readers on an exciting underwater journey to one of the worlds most fascinating habitats. Stunning photographs and detailed illustrations help show the relationships between the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores that live in and around this unique and fragile habitat.
Glide through the Arctic waters with the beluga whale! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the beluga whale's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, and predators. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the beluga whale's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible beluga whale! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Swim through the Arctic waters with the walrus! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the walrus's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the walrus's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible walrus! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Named a prestigious CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, this is a poetic yet accurate description of the life cycle of salmon. For kids, it is fun and eye-opening. For teachers, it is a valuable supplement to a unit on water, fish and ocean animals, and life cycles. Fast-paced prose and brilliant illustrations follow the salmon from their form as eggs in a stream to the wide ocean, eventually making a hazardous journey home to their stream of origin. As in her earlier best-selling book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, author Carol Reed-Jones uses cumulative verse--a literary technique that is not only enjoyable but suggests how interconnected salmon are with their habitat. At the back is a section on salmon facts and what makes a good habitat for them, teaching the basics of ecology and why clean streams and waters are so important.