Oceans digs into the many mysterious and incredible features of our watery surroundings – starting with the origins of what should rightly be called the “world ocean” 4.5 billion years ago. Kids will learn how oceans gave rise to the first stirrings of life on our planet, and find out more about the many amazing sea creatures that populate the seas’ deepest and darkest trenches. From camouflage to headlights, find out how fish have adapted to survive in the ocean’s many challenging environments.
Stories about the great explorers of the oceans, for kids who love tales of extreme adventure, are sure to inspire the next junior Cousteau. Find out just how low you can go with a submersible, and how undersea robots are extending our knowledge of the vast ocean floor. Then get a glimpse of the ocean at work – producing oil, fertilizer, and food for the growing planet – and see it at its loveliest: as home to our precious coral reefs. And what about the future of the oceans? For kids who are keen to protect this irreplaceable resource, sections on how oil spills, discarded plastic, and household detergents are endangering our seas are especially valuable.