Sea Turtles (New & Updated Edition)
Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
Apr 07, 2020
10.26 x 8.25 x 0.3 in | 0.78 lb
Dive into the world’s oceans to explore the adventurous lives of one of the oldest living animals.
Descended from enormous prehistoric creatures, sea turtles are fascinating. Hatched from eggs smaller than a baseball, some can grow to weigh over a thousand pounds. Once adults, they can live to be around 100 years old. And when it’s time to nest, they migrate more than 1,000 miles.
With colorful, clear illustrations and straightforward text, Gail Gibbons introduces the eight kinds of sea turtles living in the ocean today. Learn the similarities and differences with labeled diagrams and experience the hatching of the tiny turtle babies with detailed illustrations. This updated edition now includes the most up-to-date information about these beloved reptiles, as reviewed by an expert vetter in the field of herpetology.
Sea Turtles also gives young readers an accessible overview of how the lives of these large reptiles have become threatened and discusses the conservation efforts currently taking place. Ideal for aspiring oceanographers, this brightly-illustrated book is a perfect introduction to the subject.
New and Updated: With the help of an expert in the field, Sea Turtles now has the most up-to-date information on species types, migration patterns, and more, including some new “fun facts” in the back of the book.
STEM title: perfect for any module on biology/oceanography.
Conservation Efforts: Sea Turtles provides a thorough but easy-to-understand description of current efforts to protect sea turtles during hatching season.
Turn pet love into science: children with pet turtles, or children who just love turtles, will love the chance to learn more about their favorite reptile.
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