Prowling The Seas: Exploring The Hidden World Of Ocean Predators


Come along and get a glimpse into the ocean depths and a remarkable ecosystem teeming with life. By tracking a variety of ocean predators the Tagging of Pacific Predators project provides essential information about the ocean's health, the changes taking place in the depths, and the environmental concerns scientists have about what is happening beneath the surface of the ocean. Some of the creatures discussed include the sea turtle, tuna, white shark and the sooty shearwater.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids (and adults) will enjoy exploring this book with its fascinating facts, decent photographs, and good information on how unseen predators live.

Content Awareness Factors:

There is no real down side to this book.

Little Kid Reaction

Although the photos met with a mixed response they liked the information. Asked how many members of the class would like to have a copy of the book about half the children raised their hands.

Parent Reaction

I thought the information and especially the maps that showed the migratory patterns of the marine mammals and birds were excellent.

Type of Book:
This is a photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book that offers scientific information about ocean life.
Educational Themes:

The book offers different levels of learning. Readers can learn about animals they may not be familiar with; they can also contrast/compare the sea-based ecosystem with the one they live in; and they can look at global change over time. The maps and details about migration also can help them understand habitat, habitat changes, and climate change.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 to 12
Age of child:
Read with a fourth-grade class.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. I would purchase this book for a school library or a child interested in sea life.

Title Prowling the Seas: Exploring the Hidden World of Ocean Predators
Author Pamela S. Turner
Publisher Walker Childrens © 2009
ISBN 0802797482
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature, Science, Animal (Nonfiction), Ecology | Environment
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