Journey thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean and investigate a mystery connecting three distinctly different animals from the California Current down to the polar waters west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Become an ocean detective and discover the connection between a seabird, a whale, and a penguin; and maybe you’ll uncover the sea secret that links them all. Inspired by long-term scientific research, Sea Secrets invites young readers to explore two ocean ecosystems and their food webs. Field sketches, watercolor, and photographs combine to reveal the clues. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that turn out to be the most important!
Published in cooperation with the Long-Term Ecological Research Network and funded by the National Science Foundation, this engaging and informative illustrated children’s book draws young readers into the fascinating world of science exploration, field work, and ocean discovery!
Mary M. Cerullo is associate director of Friends of Casco Bay, an organization that works to protect the coastal waters off southern Maine. Among her many books on the ocean are Giant Squid and The Truth about Great White Sharks.
Beth E. Simmons is the education and outreach coordinator for Palmer Station Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) and the California Current Ecosystem LTER at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California.
Kirsten Carlson combines science and art to connect people with the natural world. She spends as much time as possible in, under, or by the sea. Visit her at www.kirstencarlson.net.