STEAM | 13 October 2015Explore the Ocean Share article facebook twitter google pinterest With the words, “Are you ready for your close-up?” readers are invited into the amazing underwater world seen through the zoom lens. Macro- and micro-photographs bring the sea to life in a way that makes you want to explore the ocean. Excerpted from Up Close: Sea Life Can you feel your brain tickling? That’s the magic of looking at something way UP CLOSE, It transforms the ordinary into something new and strange and inspires everyone from hi-tech shutterbugs and supersmart scientists to look again. So let’s turn the ZOOM up to eleven and discover a whole new way of seeing the world. Children will enjoy the up close and personal view of the clown fish, made famous by our adventure-seeking friend, Nemo. Excerpted from Up Close: Sea Life Once their interest is piqued because of a real photograph of the fish after which a well-loved character was designed, you can interest them further with the scientific information. Excerpted from Up Close: Sea Life Scientific Name: Amphiprion percula Size: 2 to 5 inches long Habitat: Indian and Pacific Oceans Diet: Other small fish Each up close image in the book provides this information, which would be a great starting point for further research. There are also other interesting tidbits of information about the various species discussed in the book. Something else that is learned from reading the section on the clown fish continues to call up questions from the movie… Excerpted from Up Close: Sea Life Queen of the Clowns Clownfish live in groups, with one female and up to five males. The female is always the largest in the group. Was Nemo’s mother easy prey for the barracuda because she was larger? We will never know, but we will know what it is like to see amazing sea creatures UP CLOSE in the remarkable new text Up Close: Sea Life. Sea Life: A close-up photographic look inside your world Author: Heidi Fiedler Format: Hardcover, 64 Pages ISBN: 9781633220454 Pub date: Nov 2, 2015 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Series: Up Close Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: $14.95 / £9.99 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.