Coral reefs are the second most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They are often called the rain forests of the sea. Coral reefs are formed when corals grow in shallow water close to the shore of continents or smaller islands. Usually in tropical or sub-tropical waters. The largest coral reef is The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and it can be seen from space!
FUN FACT: Corals lay down annual rings like trees do!
The twins are looking for the owner of a watch found while snorkeling at their cousin's home in Australia before finding themselves on the trail of fishermen who are illegally poaching coral from the region's famous reefs.
A counting book in rhyme presents various ocean animals and their offspring, from a mother octopus and her "octupus one" to a father seahorse and his "seahorses ten." Includes related facts and activities.