The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea by Bryn Barnard

The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea

A fascinating look at the future of our oceans and how human actions may change them. The Earth our home is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean. It regulates our climate in a way that makes life as we know it possible. This huge ocean is full of an amazing amount of life, most of which is too small to see. But life in the ocean is in trou...

Title:The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea
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ISBN:0375870490
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages

The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea Reviews

  • Mehmet Kır
    May 06, 2017

    In the book you can find out how the world's greatest environmental problems have affected the lives of ocean biota.

    My rating is 4 stars ****

  • Read  Ribbet
    May 18, 2017

    Barnard looks at critical environmental concerns using six forms of ocean life. He takes on issues like the impact of climate change and plastic pollution to heighten the concerns about jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, coral and blue-green algae. Sources for additional exploration are identified. A glossary is provided to support the learning of more scientific terms. The book could be jigsaw easily as teams or individuals look at each of the six forms a of sea life. The book is text heavy w

    Barnard looks at critical environmental concerns using six forms of ocean life. He takes on issues like the impact of climate change and plastic pollution to heighten the concerns about jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, coral and blue-green algae. Sources for additional exploration are identified. A glossary is provided to support the learning of more scientific terms. The book could be jigsaw easily as teams or individuals look at each of the six forms a of sea life. The book is text heavy with some illustrative support but less other nonfiction features. It seems like a good book to include in a classroom collection that focuses on this content.

  • Barbara
    May 20, 2017

    Striking oil on canvas illustrations complement informative text that is shocking and eye-opening in many ways. While many experts talk about global warming and the effects it is likely to have on coastlines and coastal cities, few have actually imagined the changes that may occur in the oceans and how that change--warmer temperatures, more pollution, and empty of life in some areas--may affect six marine species. By looking ahead at the fate of jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and b

    Striking oil on canvas illustrations complement informative text that is shocking and eye-opening in many ways. While many experts talk about global warming and the effects it is likely to have on coastlines and coastal cities, few have actually imagined the changes that may occur in the oceans and how that change--warmer temperatures, more pollution, and empty of life in some areas--may affect six marine species. By looking ahead at the fate of jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae, the author imagines what life in the future might be like. Apparently, species such as the jellyfish and blue-green algae will be the ones that survive and even thrive as the ocean as we know it changes. In the concluding section of this important book, the author discusses how these changes in the ocean may affect humans and other living things and makes a plea for readers to become interested in science, which offers our best chance at stopping some of these changes. Being informed is the best way to identify and then tackle the problem. I loved how he provided the example of sixteen-year-old Boyan Slat who devised a clean to collect garbage in the ocean. The end papers are also worth examining too since one set features all the garbage patches swirling through our planet's waters and the other shows how coral reefs are being damaged by too much acidification, which will clearly have an impact on anything living in the ocean waters. While some may find the book to be text heavy, I found the writing and descriptions gripping and heartbreaking in some respects. This book should serve as a wake-up call for those who deny that global matters exists or that it matters or will have any impact on us. Clearly, it might not affect some of us who are living today, but those who are being born right now will have to contend with these challenges, a sobering thought indeed. This would be an excellent addition to a classroom science library.

  • Maggie Ignasiak
    May 24, 2017

    Alarming and a total wake up call, perfect for conservationists and middle reader classrooms. A great read for any time of year, but especially Earth Day and summer.

  • Katie
    May 29, 2017

    At first glance this looks like a super cool picture book about ocean life. But it is defiantly one words then pictures. It's super educational. It does talk about some ocean life (like jellyfish, orcas, turtles, tuna, coral, blue- green algae). But it goes much more deep than I thought it would! After each life form, it talks about how it's evolved and changed (due to humans). This is a very deep and thought provoking book.

    Too many words for probably 2nd and below grades. Maybe 3rd too...

    Defin

    At first glance this looks like a super cool picture book about ocean life. But it is defiantly one words then pictures. It's super educational. It does talk about some ocean life (like jellyfish, orcas, turtles, tuna, coral, blue- green algae). But it goes much more deep than I thought it would! After each life form, it talks about how it's evolved and changed (due to humans). This is a very deep and thought provoking book.

    Too many words for probably 2nd and below grades. Maybe 3rd too...

    Definitely a good resource for an ocean project?!

  • Mandy
    Jun 11, 2017

    Willow and I read this book together and took the time to really discuss the reasons why our oceans are in trouble. We both loved this book - Willow loved it because she has a deep love for ocean creatures (and the illustrations were beautiful), and I loved it because it shed light on real issues at hand and why it is so important to be aware and have compassion. Incredibly educational and insightful - it's a book I recommend for everyone. While I already knew the dangers of global warming, poll

    Willow and I read this book together and took the time to really discuss the reasons why our oceans are in trouble. We both loved this book - Willow loved it because she has a deep love for ocean creatures (and the illustrations were beautiful), and I loved it because it shed light on real issues at hand and why it is so important to be aware and have compassion. Incredibly educational and insightful - it's a book I recommend for everyone. While I already knew the dangers of global warming, pollution and overfishing, I learned just how much those three things can impact ocean life and oceans in general. We borrowed this book from our library, but I think it's one we'll end up purchasing.

  • Erin
    Jun 09, 2017

    For such a short and simple book, it packs a pretty big horrifying punch. Through the stories of six ocean creatures, Bryn Barnard tells the larger tale of the changing ocean and in so doing makes it abundantly clear that the entire planet lies in the balance. Of course, it's not all doom and gloom. The jellyfish and blue algae will win out. Too bad for the rest of us, though. The final, most chilling thought that the reader is left with is that it may already be too late. Hundreds or thousands

    For such a short and simple book, it packs a pretty big horrifying punch. Through the stories of six ocean creatures, Bryn Barnard tells the larger tale of the changing ocean and in so doing makes it abundantly clear that the entire planet lies in the balance. Of course, it's not all doom and gloom. The jellyfish and blue algae will win out. Too bad for the rest of us, though. The final, most chilling thought that the reader is left with is that it may already be too late. Hundreds or thousands of years too late. Yikes.

    Beautiful and chilling. Awful and amazing.

  • Monique
    Jun 10, 2017

    Interesting book for children focusing on the effect that pollution, garbage and other harmful conditions are having on the oceans and her creatures. The author spends a few pages each on jellyfish, orcas, turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae, and the troubles they face from the increasing man-made issue.

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