A jewel-toned parrotfish guides a young snorkeler through the stunning underwater realm of coral reefs. Readers encounter an amazing array of fish, sharks, worms, dolphins, turtles, and other creatures that live in and among the coral--and see how these various animals relate to one another. During this colorful tour, children also discover how reefs are formed and learn how these precious ecosystems protect our world by keeping the oceans healthy. Earle' s fact-filled text and Matthews' s exuberant illustrations are sure to appeal to curious youngsters!
About the Author
Sylvia A. Earle is a marine biologist, author, lecturer, and ocean explorer. She has been a National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence since 1998. As part of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions launched in 1998 with Society support, Earle plans to dive in all 12 U.S. marine sanctuaries. Called "Her Deepness" by the New York Times, Sylvia Earle has a B.S. from Florida State University and a Ph.D. from Duke University, as well as numerous honorary doctorates. When not underwater, Sylvia Earle lives in Oakland, California.