The Blue Wonder: Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights from the Ocean

Category: Book
By (author): Bagusche, Frauke
Translated By: McIntosh, Jamie
Subject:  NATURE / Animals / Marine Life
  NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
  NON-FICTION / General
  SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
  SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Greystone Books
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

An intimate account of the beauty and mystery of the ocean, including why, with each breath, we are inextricably linked to its "blue wonder."

Astonishing events occur beneath the sea: a mysterious glow beckons at night, the smallest organisms play the largest role, and fish, who seem so taciturn, converse with each other-loudly. But we only know a fraction of the sea, despite its size and intrigue-even the moon's surface has been studied more than the ocean's depths.

In The Blue Wonder, marine biologist and diver Frauke Bagusche brings readers along with her into the ocean. Drawing on scientific discoveries and playful analogies to explain its mysteries, she reveals deep-sea reefs that glitter like glass, an octopus who imitates more than fifteen other animals, weddings among coral, underwater drugstores, and even fish that clean her own teeth. With the heart of a poet and reason of a scientist, Bagusche awakens our love for the sea and the desire to protect this vital habitat far into the future.

Review Quote*

"If you like your books to be brimming with interesting science, then dive in!"
-TRISTAN GOOLEY, bestselling author of How to Read Water

Biographical Note

DR. FRAUKE BAGUSCHE is a marine biologist, who, with a colleague, founded in 2018. Bagusche also works as a freelance lecturer and provides training on the subjects of plastic pollution in the oceans, the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems, and the overfishing of the oceans.