The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments.The Extreme Life of the Seatakes readers to the absolute limits of the aquatic world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents--and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches--to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world's global ocean. Coauthored by Stephen Palumbi, one of today's leading marine scientists,The Extreme Life of the Seatells the unforgettable stories of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive. Modern science and a simple narrative style give every reader a deep look at the lives of these species.
The Extreme Life of the Seashows you the world's oldest living species, and describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of their lives, mother octopus dedicate themselves to raising their young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also discusses how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products--such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales--and how climate change and overfishing could pose the greatest threats yet to our planet's tenacious marine life.
Subjects: Aquatic Sciences, Zoology
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