Do you ever dream of being a marine explorer or adventurer? Are you a fan of cool, cute, or creepy creatures? Then here's some good news: some of the coolest, cutest, and creepiest creatures live in Earth's oceans and other watery places. Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, fun, photo-filled guide to exploring our underwater world. In these pages, you'll delve deep into the science of aquatic study, including geology, chemistry, and biology in both salt- and freshwater environments, and gain insight into the real-world practice of aquatic science.
You'll meet cool creatures, including sharks and rays, penguins and other seabirds, whales and dolphins, squids and octopuses, and many more. And you'll uncover some of the most pressing challenges facing marine environments and find out how you can use your talents to make a difference. Plus, hands-on activities in each chapter — like making an edible coral reef, exploring marine camouflage, and testing methods of cleaning up an oil spill, encourage kids to imagine themselves saving our precious waters.