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Erickson, Paul

Don't Mess with Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

(3) 4-6 How Nature Works series. Photographs by Andrew Martinez. Erickson profiles venomous residents of the sea, including colorful and dangerous corals, anemones, rays, jellies, and worms. Additional sidebar information about species interactions, warnings about the effects of toxins on humans, and vocabulary-heavy details about the underlying science are included. The excellent photographs capture the details of each organism, and diagrams help explain their defense mechanisms. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos.

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