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Weird Ocean Creatures

by Tamara Hartson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life

Super Explorers brings you all the weird fish, mammals and other strange creatures that inhabit the deep, deep ocean:

• The Frilled Shark is a strange-looking prehistoric shark that swallows its prey whole. • The Japanese Spider Crab has the largest leg-span of any of its species. • Vampire Squids are covered in light-producing organs that fla …

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1, 2, 3 Salish Sea

A Pacific Northwest Counting Book

by Nikki McClure
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, marine life, water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

From one to ten and beyond, explore the Salish Sea in this visually striking, high-concept counting primer. Acclaimed West Coast artist Nikki McClure uses a single piece of paper and an X-ACTO knife to create her simple yet exquisite images. Whether it's one stubby squid or one million raindrops, readers young and not-so-young will delight in this …

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Return from Extinction

The Triumph of the Elephant Seal

by Linda L. Richards
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, marine life

Less than 100 years ago, the northern elephant seal was thought to be extinct. Today more than 250,000 elephant seals swim in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Mexico. In Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal Linda L. Richards tells the story of their dramatic recovery.
Elephant seals were hunted to near extinction for their prec …

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Eels

by Rachel Poliquin & Nicholas John Frith
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: marine life

This fourth installment in the hilarious and highly illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features Olenka, an ordinary eel. Olenka may be slimy, wiggly, and the color of mud, but never, ever underestimate an eel.
 
Meet Olenka, an ordinary eel. Did I hear you say, “but aren’t eels just long slippery, slimy fishy-things that . .  …

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Orcas of the Salish Sea

by Mark Leiren-Young, read by Kelly Nakatsuka
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, environmental conservation & protection, endangered

Meet Onyx and the orcas of J pod, the world’s most famous whales. Illustrated with stunning photos, this picture book introduces young readers to the orcas humans first fell in love with. The members of J pod live in the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Moby Doll was the first orca ever displayed in captivity, Granny …

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All about Orcas (Inuktitut)

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, marine life

Learn all about where orcas live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the orca, along with beautiful photographs.

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All about Orcas (English)

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, marine life, polar regions

Learn all about where orcas live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the orca, along with beautiful photographs.

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High Tide, Low Tide

A Shoreline Activity Book

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: activity books, environmental conservation & protection, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), marine life

A children’s colouring and activity book that teaches basic marine ecology concepts—including tidal cycles, predator-and-prey relationships, food chains, habitat, and conservation—through detailed illustrations and informative text.

High Tide, Low Tide is a fun and captivating introduction to the great variety of marine life that can be found …

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