Sea Soup: Zooplankton

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In a mere teaspoon of sea water, more than 1 million phytoplankton can live! Some are deadly, some are helpful. But these tiny creatures come in thousands of variations and help make up the most basic life of the oceans. Color photography illustrates the diversity of these microscopic animals.

Discusses the microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton and the important functions they serve in replenishing earth's atmosphere, in the ...

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In a mere teaspoon of sea water, more than 1 million phytoplankton can live! Some are deadly, some are helpful. But these tiny creatures come in thousands of variations and help make up the most basic life of the oceans. Color photography illustrates the diversity of these microscopic animals.

Discusses the microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton and the important functions they serve in replenishing earth's atmosphere, in the marine food chain, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The ocean is teeming with all kinds of small, drifting animals called zooplankton. These amazing creatures range in size from tiny copepods and krill to larger jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-wars. This informative resource introduces readers to these intriguing creatures and their magnificent undersea world. The author answers a variety of questions regarding zooplankton, including "Who are the ugly ducklings of the ocean?" "What is the fastest animal in the world?" "Can zooplankton really make a submarine disappear?" "Are there zooplankton you don't want to bump into?" and "How do scientists track the elusive zooplankton?" Extraordinary full-color photographs perfectly capture the mystery and beauty of the ocean's underwater realm and give youngsters a close-up look at a variety of "sea soup" members. In addition to spectacular photos, this book also contains lively text, interesting facts, a glossary and a bibliography. This captivating reference will make an excellent addition to school libraries. Educators should also check out the previously published companion volume Sea Soup: Phytoplankton and the available teacher's guide. 2001, Tilbury House Publishers/Gulf of Maine Aquarium, $16.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A companion to this team's Sea Soup: Phytoplankton (Tilbury House, 1999), Zooplankton opens a pellucid window into the drifting world of mostly minute animals that, along with phytoplankton, form an aqueous "soup" that nourishes a wide variety of sea creatures from the tiniest copepods to gigantic blue whales. Curtsinger's often extraordinary color photos allow readers to envision the often microscopically small creatures delineated in the text, while Cerullo invites them to meet the fastest animal in the world and to discover how zooplankton can turn a submarine "invisible." This is a fascinating look at a watery zoo of creatures whose ecological importance is far beyond the measure of their size.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884482192
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: NC1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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