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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 64
Themes: west coast, coastline ecology, marine flora and fauna, tide zones, biodiversity
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2021
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Sam and Crystal’s coastal adventure continues as brother and sister dive deeper into the marine habitats of Eagle Cove. In their third story, the kids learn about one of the most important ecosystems on the West Coast: the eelgrass meadow. This rich habitat provides food and shelter to countless marine critters, from tiny microorganisms to juvenile fish, and is the basis of a large food web that includes salmon, mink, black bears and humpback whales. Combining an entertaining story with gorgeous imagery and the author’s scientific background and extensive work with Indigenous Elders and educators, Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal brings the coastline to life.

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