CREATURES OF THE DEEP

CREATURES OF THE DEEP

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In this updated third edition of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning
nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the
amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean.
Weaving together details from the latest scienti c research about
sharks, giant squid, dragon sh, huge tube worms, clams and tiny
microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey
roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea
trenches more than 20,000 feet down.
Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from “killer”
copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting
compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a
dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight
and photosynthesis, which ourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea
vents in the magni cent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world’s
longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close
to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become
the basis for the latest research into Earth’s origins. The book is fully
illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.