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Title:
What is a marine mammal?
Author:
Kalman, Bobbie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes ways in which marine mammals have adapted to ocean habitats, including physiology, reproduction, diet, and other behavior.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 950 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 0.5 36322.
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ISBN:
9780865059542

9780865059368
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Book

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Whales, manatees, seals, dolphins, and sea otters are just some of the many mammals that have evolved over time in order to survive in the water. From Arctic waters to tropical seas, vivid photographs and surprising facts about these salt water mammals reveal:* how these air breathing creatures have adapted to the water* their underwater senses* what they eat and how they raise their young* cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea otters, sirenians, and polar bears* marine zoos* the dangers of pollution, commercial fishing, and poachers


Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

What is a marine mammal?p. 4
Life in the oceanp. 6
Marine sensesp. 8
Family lifep. 10
A seafood feastp. 12
Baleen whalesp. 14
Toothed whalesp. 16
Pinnipedsp. 18
Crawling sealsp. 19
Walking sealsp. 20
Walrusesp. 21
Sea ottersp. 22
Sireniansp. 24
Polar bearsp. 26
Danger!p. 28
Marine mammals and peoplep. 30
Words to knowp. 31
Indexp. 32