The organisms that live year-round under the ice of the Antarctic Ocean are truly amazing.
Enormous jellyfish and fish with blood like antifreeze are just a few of the creatures captured in their unique habitat by underwater photographer Bill Curtsinger. This new edition is fully updated and traces the impacts of climate change and ice-shelf melt on the abundant life in the waters beneath a frozen desert.
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About the Author
Mary Cerullo decided at thirteen that she ought to become an oceanographer. Although her career has always centered around the ocean, she discovered that she preferred exploring many different topics, which led her to teach and write about the ocean instead.
She likes to immerse herself in her topic, so a few years ago Mary went on an underwater dive with ten Caribbean reef sharks. She has written 20 nonfiction books on ocean life for children, including City Fish,
Country Fish, Sharks (a School Library Journal Best Book of the
Year), Octopus (a Junior Library Guild Selection), Giant Squid (an Outstanding
Science Trade Book selection by the NSTA and the CBC), and The Truth About
White Sharks (IRA Teacher’s Choice Award). Mary is the associate director of Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental group on the Gulf of Maine.
Bill Curtsinger, like many explorers before him, first traveled to Antarctica as a young sailor. He was in the Navy Combat Camera Group, assigned to photograph the work of National Science Foundation researchers. In the years since, Bill's photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, Outside, Natural History, and Smithsonian.