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Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in  Cover Image Book Book

Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in / Erich Hoyt.

Hoyt, Erich, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780228103295
  • ISBN: 0228103290
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
  • Edition: Updated third edition, PB.
  • Publisher: Buffalo, New York ; Firefly Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Down through the layers ; The layers of the sea ; Surface waters: the Epipelagic (Euphotic) Zone ; Middle waters: the Mesopelagic (Disphotic) Zone ; Deep waters: the Bathypelagic (Aphotic) Zone ; Deeper waters: the Abyssopelagic Zone ; Deepest waters: the Hadal Zone -- Part two. A fish-eat-fish world ; Planktonic dramas ; The cosmopolitan copepod ; Jellyfish: biding time ; Big sharks 1: the plankton-strainers ; Dancing with squid ; Big sharks 2: the flesh-eaters ; Killer whale vs shark ; Down deep with dragonfish ; The web -- Part three. Trekking down the ridge ; The longest mountain chain in the world ; The world ocean floor ; Creatures in the sulfur garden ; Farther along the ridge and back in time ; Black smokers and new life-forms ; Life among the archaeans -- Part four. Counting the citizens of the sea ; The census of marine life ; Finding a place for ocean citizens to live ; Deciding on the kind of ocean we want or life among the jellyfish ; Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.9 8 71319.
Subject: Marine animals.
Abyssal zone.
Deep-sea animals.
Marine ecology.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


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De Soto Public Library 591.77 Hoy (Text) 33858000015722 New Books Available -

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