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Adventure beneath the sea : living in an underwater science station

by Mallory, Kenneth.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 551.46 Mal
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 551.46 Mal
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 551.46 MALLO
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J 551.46 MALLO
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 551.46 M29
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 551.46 M29
 
 
Summary
What would it be like to live sixty feet below the ocean waves? Author Ken Mallory and photographer Brian Skerry found out. They spent a week in the Aquarius underwater laboratory on a coral reef off the Florida Keys. They lived in cramped quarters. They went scuba diving every day--to study the fish of the reef and to use the underwater outhouse. They slept in bunks with the constant crackle of snapping shrimp coming through the shell of their underwater home. Skerry's photographs from the pages of National Geographic Magazine capture the stunning sights of a strange undersea habitat in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.
Contents
Underwater space station
Our mission: where do the fishes go?
Adventure begins... with training
Life inside Aquarius
All in a day's work
End of the adventure.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A science writer and a photojournalist document seven days spent under 60 feet of water in what is currently the world's only underwater science lab. Positioned to observe wildlife in a coral reef near the Florida Keys, Aquarius is a mobile home-sized steel cylinder that typically houses six aquanauts for one- or two-week missions. This clearly written, personal account, illustrated with well-captioned, color photos, tells of the men's extensive training, their experience living in tight quarters underwater, the wildlife they observed from inside and outside Aquarius, and their part in a mission to tag and track fish electronically. Several excellent inserts present topics from Why Pressure Matters to divers and the history of underwater habitats. Back matter includes a glossary and lists of recommended books and websites. Young people intrigued by marine biology will want to join Mallory and Skerry on this journey beneath the sea.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Oceanographic submersibles -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary -- Juvenile literature.
Submarines (Ships) -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary -- Juvenile literature.
Underwater exploration -- Juvenile literature -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary -- Underwater exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Oceanographic submersibles -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Submarines (Ships) -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Underwater exploration -- Florida -- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Skerry, Brian.
Audience Lexile: 1080.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781590786079
1590786076
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