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Take to the seas with marine conservationist and shark researcher Captain Aquatica and her hammerhead shark sidekick, Fin, to explore the ocean's wettest and wildest depths and get the latest facts from the field!
Scientist Jessica Cramp illuminates her work studying sharks and protecting our amazing ocean with in-depth scientific info and comic-book flair. Cramp's conversational and witty explanations will make kids want to dive right in. Colorful side stories in graphic novel-style feature Cramp as character Captain Aquatica, with her sidekick shark, Fin. Together they help make big concepts accessible and interesting to kids of all levels. Amazing photography and cool content draw kids into the subject and story, attracting STEM fanatics and reluctant readers alike.
About the Author
Author JOE LEVIT is a media producer and writer in the exhibition department at the American Museum of Natural History. When he isn't creating compelling interactives and films for the museum, he's penning pieces for National Geographic Explorer or A-Z Science, or taking trips with family or friends to recharge the batteries.
GRACE HILL SMITH worked for eight years in the Books department at National Geographic, where she soaked up an oceanful of fun facts for kids. She now writes and edits from her home desk in Washington, DC.
Expert JESSICA CRAMP is a marine conservationist and shark researcher. She is passionate about stopping the overexploitation of sharks and the degradation of the ocean. Her projects include everything from the creation of the Cook Islands shark sanctuary to engaging local communities about the importance of the ocean. In addition, she advises local governments, NGOs, and foundations in the areas of marine reserve and fisheries policy. Cramp is also the founder of Sharks Pacific, a nonprofit dedicated to shark and fisheries research, outreach, education and advocacy. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at James Cook University in Australia. She lives in the Cook Islands.
"The chapter on sharks will especially interest young readers as it describes the evolution of the species as well focusing on some of the exceptional members of this species that exist today...This book will make a nice selection to consider when updating current offerings on oceanology." -- School Library Connection