A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of sharks, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these cartilaginous fish.
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
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.
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.
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!
Practice measurement while learning about marine ecology and life in the ocean layers! There are so many animals living in the vast oceans of our planet! Not only does this title teach readers how to measure marine life by grams, feet, inches, and other similar units of measurement, but it teaches them how to measure ocean water using Celsius and Fahrenheit. Using familiar and unfamiliar units of measurement in an unfamiliar territory challenges readers to expand their measurement and STEM skills. Exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary all help children advance their mathematical 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.
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.
Snails, oysters, scallops, and octopuses are among the typically shelled, soft-bodied invertebrates knows as mollusks. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book describes the physical characteristics common to all fish and highlights the differences among various species. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
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 whales, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their streamlined bodies, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened 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 piranhas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their flesh-ripping teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and feared status in the world today.