Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster

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Capstone Classroom, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This sea monster is real. It lurks in the freezing black depths of underwater canyons. Nearly 50 feet long, it hunts with its long arms and tentacles. Its powerful suckers leave giant round scars on those that live through a battle with it. But this enormous beast, with its huge, strange eyes, remains hidden from humans. We rarely see it and know little of its ways. What is this monster?  The giant squid.  This famed member of the cephalopod group has a history of frightening fishermen, starring in fictional adventure tales, and keeping scientists guessing. What is the story of this mythic creature? Why is it so hard to study? What secrets does it keep?  Clyde Roper, ocean scientist and squid expert, has been seeking this secretive creature for decades. Come along as he and other researchers unravel its mysteries.
 

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Fascinating, engagingly written account of giant squids and the scientists who study them, accompanied by stunning photos and illuminating diagrams. I always wondered how squids and their relatives ... Read full review

Contents

A Creature of Colossal
5
Meet SquidHunter12
12
Reveal
22
The Hunt Continues 44
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Taking
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Glossary
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Mary M. Cerullo has been teaching and writing about the ocean and natural history for 40 years. Her career as an "ocean aficionado" began at the New England Aquarium in Boston and continues today as Associate Director of the conservation organization Friends of Casco Bay/Casco BAYKEEPER® in South Portland, Maine. Describing herself as a "science interpreter," Mary explains scientific research and environmental issues in ways that children and the general public can understand. Building on her background in marine science, informal education, and communications, she has written 16 nonfiction children's books, as well as a handbook for teachers on incorporating children's literature into the science curriculum. Her books have won numerous awards and starred reviews.

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