Hagfish, zombie worms, sleeper sharks—this group of patrons is stranger than the denizens of the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars. A fish in a lab coat, piloting a deep-sea submersible, is our guide to the weirdly fascinating goings-on miles beneath the ocean surface. The backmatter includes rare whale-fall photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Dr. Robert Vrijenhoek of MBARI and Dr. Craig Smith, a deep-ocean ecologist at the University of Hawaii, have helped Jacquie Sewell to ensure scientific accuracy.Glossary. Further information about featured deep-sea animals, with photographs. “The Discovery of a Whale Fall.” Biographies of consulted scientists. Information about Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Full-color illustrations were created with watercolor, ink, and digital media.
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