Adventure Beneath the Sea by Kenneth Mallory
Living in an Underwater Science Station

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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.
 

About Kenneth Mallory

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Kenneth Mallory is the former Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Programs at Boston's New England Aquarium. He took part in two different Aquarius missions. Brian Skerry is an award-winning photojournalist and an assignment photographer for National Geographic mazagine.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Boyds Mills Press. 48 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The science station is an 80-ton cylindrical steel chamber that's like “a mobile home someone has driven into the ocean.” The team's project is to electronically tag fish and observe their daily habits.

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The final pages include a list of 10 books for more information for young readers and two more for older readers as well as 12 great Web sites plus a glossary of terms and an index.

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