Ultimate Oceanpedia

If you're looking to learn about the oceans and the creatures that live in and around them this guide is just perfect!

Title:  National Geographic Kids Ultimate OceanPedia
Author: Christina Wilsdon
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN:  9781426325502


“I bet you didn’t know that the world’s oceans contain about 320 million cubic miles of water. That’s enough water to fill about 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallon-size milk jugs. If you could line up those jugs, they’d stretch from the sun to the planet Neptune and back nearly six million times.”

The oceans are home to so many types of creatures. If you saw some of them you might think they looked like something straight out of a science fiction movie. The glowing suck octopus produces its own light. It’s 40 suckers don’t grip but can glow blue-green. The dugong is a strange looking mammal that looks like a cross between a walrus and a platypus can stay under water for at least six minutes. The bathykorus bouilloni jellyfish is a new species that lives 4,600 to 6,500 feet below the surface. The sea pig is a blobby animal that eats mud for the tiny organisms that live in it. The barrel sponge can grow to be 6 feet wide and live for more than 2,000 years.

Living amongst us in these vast bodies of water readers will find creatures big, small, poisonous, playful, boney and blobby. There are creatures that live deep below the surface in the dark colder waters that glow in the dark and others that live in warm waters with bright colors close to the surface. There are chapters covering birds, otters and even penguins. Topics like currents, gyres, tides, weather patterns and the global conveyor belt can be found here too. There is a lot of detail found on these pages but also fun facts in bright colored boxes featuring Bet You Didn’t Know information. There is a section explaining how you can help save our planets abundant bodies of water and the creatures that live in them and around them and that means us too. Beautiful photos are found on each page so that readers can see the strange and beautiful creatures that live in our oceans. There are also plenty of colorful diagrams that educate readers on how the climate and even planets affect these waters. Parents, teachers and students will find this guide to be educational, enlightening and fun.

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