Books about Marine Science
Listening to Whales
If you’re doing the Honors assignment on animal communication, you might like to read “Listening to Whales” by Alexandra Morton.
Here is Mrs. McGowen review: "I’ll be honest, I find her a little flakey, but she does tell a really interesting story about her work listening to and analyzing vocalizations of killer whales."
The Sea Turtle by Archie Carr
Carr was a famous University of Florida ecology professor and conservationist and sea turtle expert. He wrote many books and there are wildlife refuges named for him in both Florida and in Costa Rica. This particular book describes his work tagging and studying turtles in Costa Rica.
Book/Movie Recommendation: “The Perfect Storm”, by Sebastian Junger.
You may recall the film starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. If you haven’t seen it, now’s a perfect time. Based on the best-selling book, this is the gripping tale of an ill-fated swordfish boat and its crew who have the misfortune to get caught up in a so-called “100 year storm” while out at sea.