By Seymour Simon

Subscribe to Seymour Simon, the "dean" of kid's technological know-how nonfiction, as he investigates the main severe environments, animals, vegetation, and climate within the ocean. think exploring the main severe elements of our notable oceans—riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the biggest and most threatening sea creatures on the earth. those mind-bending evidence and attractive pictures make for a thrilling, and infrequently unimaginable, underwater day trip!

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Blue whales don’t have teeth—they are baleen whales. Baleen is a sequence of overlapping plates that act like a strainer. A blue whale swims alongside the outside of the sea, opens its mouth, and sucks in 100,000 kilos (45,360 kilograms) of water in a single mammoth gulp. 27 Then it pushes the water during the baleen, trapping krill—tiny shrimplike animals—in its mouth so it could feed on them. An grownup blue whale can consume 8,000 kilos (3,629 kilograms) of krill overnight. That’s nearly forty million krill an afternoon! the most important Fish within the Sea Blue whales are warm-blooded—they are mammals, like cats, canine, and people, instead of fish (which are cold-blooded). however the greatest fish within the ocean is a shark known as the whale shark. A whale shark can become 50 ft (15 meters) lengthy and will weigh up to 80,000 kilos (36,288 kilograms). It has a major mouth and nearly 3,000 very small tooth. however the enamel aren't of a lot use to the whale shark. It swims with its mouth vast open to gather seawater, then pushes the water out via its gills and eats the small sea animals which are trapped inside of its mouth. The immense Squid The titanic squid has eyes as extensive as dinner plates; a big, sharp beak in its head; 8 brief palms; and lengthy tentacles with suckers and hooks. it's greater than forty ft (12 meters) lengthy and weighs greater than 1,000 kilos (454 kilograms). stories approximately large, tentacled sea monsters date again enormous quantities of years, to while Viking sailors advised of an immense sea beast known as the kraken. Jules Verne wrote a few squid of immense dimensions that attacked a boat in his ebook Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean. At one time, scientists notion that those have been simply exaggerated stories approximately “the one who received away,” yet now we all know that they may were encouraged by way of sightings of the great squid. Squids are mollusks, and they’re the most important animals within the sea which are neither mammals nor fish. 29 El Niñno and l. a. Niñna sizzling or chilly, up or down, El Niñno and los angeles Niñna are a climate seesaw. El Niñno (meaning "“ the little boy") and los angeles Niñna (meaning ““ the little girl") discuss with dramatic alterations within the water temperature within the tropical jap Pacific Ocean that have an effect on climate in the course of the international. nearly each 3 to 5 years, the temperature of the outside waters warms up (El Niño) or cools down (La Niña) approximately 50° to 100°F (2. eighty° to five. 60°C) from the typical temperatures. jointly, those back-and-forth alterations are known as ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation). ENSO motives severe and critical climatic conditions (such as floods or drought) in several elements of the us and lots of different areas on this planet. El Niño motives wet climate at the western facet of South the US and the southeastern usa. in the meantime, it results in drought and wildfire stipulations within the international locations of the western Pacific, the northwest usa, and the Ohio Valley, besides components of Australia and East Africa. strangely, the results of El Niño generally is a quieter typhoon season within the Atlantic.

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