With nearly 97% of the planet’s water held in oceans, there is an incredible variety of creatures that call the ocean home. This mini-encyclopedia explores all the different marine habitats from tidal pools and salt marshes to coral reefs and ocean floor ridges. Curious kids will also learn about how oceans are formed, what causes tsunamis and how tidal waves are used to generate electricity. Data about ocean conservation and how young readers can help insure its survival complement the comprehensive facts and figures of this nonfiction gem. Presenting information in bite-sized chunks supported by photographs and illustrations, this reference guide is perfect for both avid and reluctant readers.