Coral Reef Coloring Book by Ruth Soffer

By Ruth Soffer

In the shallow, hot waters of the Caribbean, South Pacific, and different seas, coral reefs building up as aggregates of the skeletons of numerous coelenterates, often coral polyps. those reefs teem with a large number of animals. the intense color of a few of the lifestyles kinds inhabiting the reef bargains distinct pleasure and problem to colorists, who can deliver this undersea international to existence via coloring forty four life like drawings.
Depicted here's a host of marine creatures for whom the coral reef is domestic: seahorse, butterflyfish, hawksbill turtle, parrotfish, octopus, damselfish, moray eel, sea cucumber, dolphin, hydromedusa jellyfish, sea dragon, royal empress angelfish, triggerfish, Moorish idol, and plenty of extra. particular captions offer a desirable evaluation of the nice variety of lifestyles on coral reefs.

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Here, Castle Geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 31 CHAPTER FOUR On the Move During the Second World War, technology advanced by huge leaps. After the war, geologists began using several new inventions to improve their understanding of the Earth. They were able to answer many of the questions Wegener’s theory of continental drift could not. Quick fact In seawater, sound moves at about 4,920 feet (1,500 m) per second. 225 mya From Wegener’s early ideas, this new generation of geologists built the Theory of Plate Tectonics.

The Alps formed when Europe and Africa collided 65 million years ago. Mount Everest, Nepal/Tibet Famous as the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest’s peak is 29,029 feet (8,848 m) above sea level. Straddling the border of Nepal and Tibet, Everest is part of the Himalayan Mountains. The Indian-Australian plate moves faster than most plates, at six inches (15 cm) a year. It crashed into the huge Eurasian plate 50 million years ago, forming the Himalayan Mountains. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania The slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro are famous for coffee as well as climbing.

These areas are called transform boundaries. The San Andreas Fault in California is a famous transform boundary between the Pacific Oceanic plate and the North hThe Rhine River Valley is a minor rift valley. American plate. 37 Pushing the Plates We know that plates move apart and can open up in the middle and break apart. We also know that they crash into and grind against one another. But one of the biggest questions Wegener’s critics asked remains: What makes these huge sections of the Earth’s surface move?

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