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Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on or beside the sea, researching whales and dolphins and ocean conservation. Hoyt is the acclaimed author of 18 books including Orca: The Whale Called Killer, Creatures of the Deep, and Whale Rescue. Based in North Berwick, Scotland, he works for WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, lecturing and doing research in Russia, Japan, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and offshore on the high seas.
In this book, the reader will be introduced to 50 weird sea creatures such as the Carnivorous Combjelly, the Deep-Sea Brittle Star and the Squat Lobster to name just a few. Many have been discovered by scientists so recently that they have no definite scientific name. This resource has spectacular images with detailed background information for each caption. The photographers took long cruises across the oceans to capture and record these odd, unknown sea creatures. Several of these creatures are found in the deepest part of the sea. The introduction discusses how these creatures adapt to their underwater environment. The author encourages the reader to take in the wonder, the extraordinary weirdness, of what lives in the sea. This book would appeal to young and older readers who are fascinated by the many creatures who live in the deep.--Cynthia Smyth"Resource Links Vol 19 No 1" (10/01/2013)