Giants of the Sea: A Portrait of the Animal World
80 illustrations. Known as monsters of the deep, the large creatures of the ocean depths have fascinated and terrified humans for thousands of years. The breaching humpback whale, the deadly great white shark, the poisonous giant jellyfish, and the fierce barracuda are just a few of the amazing deep water forms shown in this vividly illustrated volume. These colossal sea animals are brought to life with 80 full-color photographs along with other marine inhabitants such as the giant clam, the bizarre ocean sunfish, the tentacled giant squid, and the intimidating manta ray. These unique forms and their prey demonstrate the variety and complexity of life beneath the sea.
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abundant algae ashore attack humans Barrier Reef basking shark beach Billions of microscopic blue shark body bony fish breathe brightly colored bulky carnivores colonies coral reefs crabs creatures cruising danger deep water depths dolphins elephant seals enormous feet 2.5 meters ferocity filter feeding flippers gentle giant giant clam giant sea bass giant squid grouper grow head huge humpback whale hunting ice floes killer whale kilograms known krill large fish large mouth larger fish largest live males manatee manta ray marine mammals Marine turtles measure microscopic plants mollusks movements nest numbers ocean sunfish ocean's surface open ocean penguin plankton feeders predators prey range reaching a length rorquals sea mammals shallow seas shallow waters Shark Attack shell shrimp Sirenians skeleton skin sleek species of coral sperm whale starfish Steller's sea lion swimming tail teeth tiny organisms Toothed Whales tropical tuna turtle's tusks walruses warm weigh white shark