Nighttime on a coral reef - the magical, mysterious hours when day creatures seek hiding places and night creatures emerge to hunt for food. A twelve-year-old girl finds herself about to make a night scuba dive, and she's scared to death. But what she finds beneath the sea and the adventures she faces give her new courage and memories she can never forget. In the dark sea, her underwater li ght reveals a startled stingray, moray eels, a barracuda hunting for food, and fish in their strange night colors. She sees basket stars change from tight daytime balls to delicate lacy fans, and she discovers a parrotfish asleep in its see-through cocoo n. One time her light fails and she is alone in the dark waters. Another time she must escape from sea wasps or be painfully stung. Deep inside an old shipwreck, she nearly bumps into a giant three-hundred-pound sea bass. Join her in these exciting underw ater adventures as she meets an octopus, watches corals feeding at night, and learns the truth about sharks. Ann McGovern blends true-life night-diving adventures with poetic science to bring readers an absorbing and accurate science story. Illustrated with full-color photographs taken by her husband, Martin Scheiner, and son Jim.
Childrens-Books, Sports-Outdoors, Water-Sports,