Guided Reading Level: R
Grade Level Equivalent: 4
Fish do the wildest things! (And you thought all they did was swim...)
In Fish Tricks, learn how fish use sound, color, and chemicals to talk to each other and camouflage and toxins to discourage predators. Many have cool body adaptations that help them find food and take care of their young.
Meet sea dragons and flatfish that use camouflage to hide from predators. Learn about archerfish that can knock land insects into the water with streams of spit, and anglerfish that grow glow-in-the-dark fishing lines from their heads to lure prey. Laugh at toadfish that make grunting and whistling sounds to attract mates and remora fish with suction cups on their fins that help them stick onto sharks and turtles. Read about fish parents such as cichlids that feed their young with mucus secreted onto their scales and cardinal fish that protect their eggs in their mouths.
Under the sea, a whole world of wonder exists that will fascinate the inquisitive mind of every child. Fish Tricks includes a glossary, an index, and fun learn-more adventures.
Haude Levesque, PhD, was born on the French coast. As a child, Haude liked to draw and observe animals. She started her biology degree in France and moved to Canada to study fish. She works in Minnesota, where she teaches physiology and marine biology at the University of Saint Thomas and lives with her husband, two sons, and two cats.