Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
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.
A look at a common food chain in the Pacific Ocean, introducing the plankton that starts the chain, the killer whale that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A look at jellyfish, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their overabundance in the world today.
Readers will learn about unique creatures of the deep while completing engaging practice problems to familiarize themselves with functional equations, equivalent equations, inequalities, and algebraic expression. Featuring eye-catching images of marine animals, engaging practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will engage students and simplify advanced mathematical concepts!
Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium! Aquarium workers have to understand volume to design the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts, and an engaging story, this text will leave readers entertained and confident in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how sharkskin has helped scientists create more effective swimsuits.
Explains how salmon live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats salmon may face on their migration.
Some Archaea thrive in extreme places such as in thermal pools, hot vents at the bottom of the sea, extremely salty water, and even in underground oil reserves. This book examines the diverse Archaea kingdom and the division of these organisms by their unusual biology into three main groups. It also explains why little in general is known about them, and why further classification of Archaea is so difficult.
A look at piranhas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their flesh-ripping teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and feared status in the world today.
A look at sea lions, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their webbed flippers, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
A look at whales, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their streamlined bodies, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.