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Weird Sea Creatures

Hoyt, Erich (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Presents information about 50 animals that live in the deepest part of the sea and have adapted to life in total darkness and intense pressure and cold.
Authors: Hoyt, Erich, 1950-
Title: Weird sea creatures
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario :, Firefly Books,, 2013.
Characteristics: 63 pages :,colour illustrations ;,24 cm.
Content Type: still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index.
Summary: Presents information about 50 animals that live in the deepest part of the sea and have adapted to life in total darkness and intense pressure and cold.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 53 74 109 112 113 118 143 148 149 151 152 153 198 224 228 242 268
WE : 2013-05-21
ISBN: 1770851917
9781770851917
1770851976
9781770851979
Statement of Responsibility: Erich Hoyt
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Subject Headings: Deep-sea animals. Deep-sea animals Pictorial works Juvenile literature. Deep-sea animals Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Deep-sea animals.
Deep-sea animals
Deep-sea animals
LCCN: 2012554415
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Fearsome hatchet fish … fangtooth fish… blackdevil anglerfish … vampire squid … carnivorous comb jellies… yeti crabs … viperfish and many more! Readers will meet fifty of the strangest, most extraordinary creatures that live beneath the surface of the world’s oceans in Erich Hoyt’s beautifully-photographed book.

Some of these animals are quite scary-looking; some are large and others are quite tiny - but to describe all of them as “strange” or “weird” isn’t an exaggeration. These creatures appear odd to us because we’ve never (or rarely) seen them. Many are newly discovered – only two manned voyages have ever been made to the Mariana Trench (located in the deepest part of the earth’s oceans, it is the habitat of many of these sea creatures) - and some haven’t even been given a scientific name yet.

Some of the creatures really do seem to exist on the fringes of imagination. Consider the loosejaw dragonfish, which sports a semi-detachable lower mandible….or the mantis shrimp, which ambushes prey by delivering a lethal blow equivalent in force to a 22-calibre bullet … or the acorn worm, which has no brain, eyes or known sense organs!

Hoyt’s photographs of these creatures are stunning and are certain to stir the imagination. Each close-up colour plate clearly reveals details as fangs, tentacles, eyes and even colour-emitting cells. An informative caption accompanies each photo.

A Canadian scientist specializing in marine animals and marine conservation, author Erich Hoyt has many other books to his credit.

Aug 15, 2013
  • mombrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic, fun read that engages kids and adults alike! Great photography and interesting facts.

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