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Beneath the Waves: marine science resources at SCPL       View List as Printable PDF

This list of resources for kids and adults was developed in conjunction with the Beneath the Waves Film Festival - Santa Cruz. Books for adults appear after those for kids; we've got something for everyone! Younger kids might enjoy checking out Picture Books and Ocean Worlds. Older kids and adults might also enjoy checking out Ocean Worlds; Ocean Wildlife; Marine Conservation; Exploring the Seas; & Monterey Bay Focus.


Picture Books


Atlantic

Atlantic
by Karas, G. Brian
JEASY KAR


 

Into the A, B, sea : an ocean alphabet

Into the A, B, sea : an ocean alphabet
by Rose, Deborah Lee
JEASY ROS


 

Beluga passage

Beluga passage
by Lingemann, Linda
JEASY LIN


 

Conejito y el mar

Conejito y el mar
by Bishop, Gavin
JEASY SP BIS


 

Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves

Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves
by Rumford, James
JEASY RUM


 

Dory story

Dory story
by Pallotta, Jerry
JEASY PAL


 

Down to the sea with Mr. Magee

Down to the sea with Mr. Magee
by Van Dusen, Chris
JEASY VAN


 

Ebb & Flo and the baby seal

Ebb & Flo and the baby seal
by Simmons, Jane
JEASY SIM


 

Ebb & Flo and the greedy gulls

Ebb & Flo and the greedy gulls
by Simmons, Jane
JEASY SIM


 

El mar

El mar
by Asesnio, Albert
JEASY SP ASE


 

El tiburoncito

El tiburoncito
by Downer, Ann
JEASY SP DOW


 

Fish is fish

Fish is fish
by Lionni, Leo
JEASY LIO


 

A gift from the sea

A gift from the sea
by Banks, Kate
JEASY BAN


 

Hello, Ocean!

Hello, Ocean!
by Ryan, Pam Munoz
JEASY RYA


 

Hooray for fish!

Hooray for fish!
by Cousins, Lucy



 

A house for Hermit Crab

A house for Hermit Crab
by Carle, Eric
JEASY CAR


 

I spy under the sea

I spy under the sea
by Gibbs, Edward
JEASY GIB


 

I'm the biggest thing in the ocean

I'm the biggest thing in the ocean
by Sherry, Kevin
JEASY SHE


 

Islands of ice : the story of a harp seal

Islands of ice : the story of a harp seal
by Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.
JEASY HOL


 

Little clam

Little clam
by Reiser, Lynn
JEASY REI


 

Mister Seahorse

Mister Seahorse
by Carle, Eric
JEASY CAR


 

My life with the wave

My life with the wave
by Cowan, Catherine
JEASY COW


 

Neptune's nursery

Neptune's nursery
by Toft, Kim Michelle
JEASY TOF


 

One lonely sea horse

One lonely sea horse
by Freymann, Saxton
JEASY FRE


 

Orca song

Orca song
by Armour, Michael C.
JEASY ARM


 

Out of the blue

Out of the blue
by Jay, Alison
JEASY JAY


 

Over in the ocean : in a coral reef

Over in the ocean : in a coral reef
Series Title: Sharing nature with children
by Berkes, Marianne Collins
JEASY


 

Peg and the whale

Peg and the whale
by Oppel, Kenneth
JEASE OPP


 

Pipaluk and the whales

Pipaluk and the whales
by Himmelman, John
JEASY HIM


 

The pout-pout fish

The pout-pout fish
by Diesen, Deborah
JEASY DIE


 

The Princess and the Warrior

The Princess and the Warrior
by Tonatiuh, Duncan
J 398.20897 TON
A love story that recounts the legend of how two volcanoes in Mexico came to be. Beautifully told, wonderfully illustrated.

Sea Lion roars

Sea Lion roars
by Lamm, C. Drew
JEASY LAM


 

The seashore book

The seashore book
by Zolotow, Charlotte
JEASY ZOL


 

Secret seahorse

Secret seahorse
by Blackstone, Stella
JEASY BLA


 

Stella star of the sea

Stella star of the sea
by Gay, Marie-Louise
JEASY GAY


 

Swim the silver sea, Joshie Otter

Swim the silver sea, Joshie Otter
by Carlstrom, Nancy White
JEASY CAR


 

Swimmy

Swimmy
by Lionni, Leo
JEASY LIO


 

Turtle in the sea

Turtle in the sea
by Arnosky, Jim
JEASY ARN


 

The wakame gatherers

The wakame gatherers
by Thompson, Holly
JEASY THO


 

Whale shines : an artistic tale

Whale shines : an artistic tale
by Robinson, Fiona
JEASY ROB


 

What the sea saw

What the sea saw
by St. Pierre , Stephanie
JEASY STP


 

Winter whale

Winter whale
by Ryder, Joanne
JEASY RYD


 

Wow! Ocean!

Wow! Ocean!
by Neubecker, Robert
JEASY NEU


 

You are my baby : ocean

You are my baby : ocean
by Siminovich, Lorena
JEASY SIM


 

 

Ocean Worlds


All about water ecosystems

All about water ecosystems
Series Title: Schlessinger science library. Ecosystems for children.
by JWM Productions
JVC DISC 577 ALL


 

Angelfish, megamouth sharks & other fish

Angelfish, megamouth sharks & other fish
by Parker, Steve
J 597 PAR


 

The aquarium take-along book

The aquarium take-along book
by Gerstenfeld, Sheldon L.
J 591.92 G


 

Aquatic life of the world

Aquatic life of the world
by Marshall Cavendish
JR 578.76 AQU
11 vol


Art start sea creatures : how to draw simple shapes

Art start sea creatures : how to draw simple shapes
by Soloff Levy, Barbara
J 743.6 SOL


 

The atlas of the oceans

The atlas of the oceans
by Sonntag, Linda
J 551.46 SON


 

Atlas of the poles and oceans

Atlas of the poles and oceans
by Foster, Karen
J 918.8 FOS


 

Bajo el agua

Bajo el agua
by James, Diane
J SP 591.77 JAM


 

Bajo las olas

Bajo las olas
by Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy
J SP 591.77 PRA


 

Ballenas

Ballenas
by Martin, Louise
J SP 599.5 B


 

Ballenas asesinas

Ballenas asesinas
by Simon, Seymour
J 599.536 SIM


 

The big green book of the big blue sea

The big green book of the big blue sea
by Becker, Helaine
J 577.72 BEC


 

Bill Nye the science guy. Ocean exploration

Bill Nye the science guy. Ocean exploration
by Nye, Bill
JVC DISC 551.46 BILL


 

The book of waves : form and beauty on the ocean

The book of waves : form and beauty on the ocean
by Kampion, Drew
J 551.47 BOO


 

A city under the sea : life in a coral reef

A city under the sea : life in a coral reef
by Wu, Norbert
J 578.7789 WUN


 

The continental shelf

The continental shelf
by Walker, Pam
J 578.77 WAL


 

Coral reef : a city that never sleeps

Coral reef : a city that never sleeps
by Cerullo, Mary M.
J 574.91 CER


 

Coral reefs

Coral reefs
by Gibbons, Gail
J 577.7789 GIB


 

On the coral reefs

On the coral reefs
by Collard III, Sneed B.
J 577.789 COL


 

Crafts for kids who are wild about oceans

Crafts for kids who are wild about oceans
by Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds)
J 745.5 ROS


 

The deep-sea floor

The deep-sea floor
by Collard III, Sneed B.
J 591.779 COL


 

Destination--deep sea

Destination--deep sea
by Grupper, Jonathan
J 591.77 GRU


 

Diving to a deep sea volcano

Diving to a deep sea volcano
by Mallory, Kenneth
J 551.23 MAL


 

Dolphins

Dolphins
by MacGillivray Freeman Films
JVC DISC 599.53 DOL


 

Dolphins

Dolphins
by Simon, Seymour
J 599.53 SIM


 

Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea

Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea
by Jenkins, Steve
J 591.779 JEN


 

Exploring the deep, dark sea

Exploring the deep, dark sea
by Gibbons, Gail
J 551.46 GB


 

Eyewitness ocean

Eyewitness ocean
by MacQuitty, Miranda
J 551.46 MAC


 

Face to face with manatees

Face to face with manatees
by Skerry, Brian
J 599.55 SKE


 

Families of the deep blue sea

Families of the deep blue sea
by Mallory, Kenneth
J 591.39 MAL


 

The fantastic undersea life of Jacques Cousteau

The fantastic undersea life of Jacques Cousteau
by Yaccarino, Dan
J BIO COUSTEAU


 

Fish

Fish
by Parker, Steve
J 597 PAR


 

Gentle giant octopus

Gentle giant octopus
by Wallace, Karen
J 594.56 WAL


 

Giant predators of the ancient seas

Giant predators of the ancient seas
by Cutchins, Judy
J 566.0916 CUT


 

Here is the coral reef

Here is the coral reef
by Dunphy, Madeleine
J 578.7789 DUN


 

The incredible journey to the depths of the ocean

The incredible journey to the depths of the ocean
by Harris, Nicholas
J 551.46 HAR


 

Inmersion! : animales del fondo del mar

Inmersion! : animales del fondo del mar
by Berger, Melvin
J SP 591.777 BER


 

Inside a coral reef

Inside a coral reef
by Telford, Carole
J 577.789 TEL


 

Interrupted journey : saving endangered sea turtles

Interrupted journey : saving endangered sea turtles
by Lasky, Kathryn
J 639.9779 LAS


 

Jacques Cousteau and the undersea world

Jacques Cousteau and the undersea world
by King, Roger
J BIO COUSTEAU


 

Jellyfish

Jellyfish
by Herriges, Ann
J 593.53 HER


 

Jellyfish

Jellyfish
by Taylor, L. R.
J593.53 TAY


 

Jellyfish : animals with a deadly touch

Jellyfish : animals with a deadly touch
by Garcia, Eulalia
J 593.53 GAR


 

Journey under the sea

Journey under the sea
by Pitkin, Linda
J 578.7709 PIT


 

The kelp forest

The kelp forest
by Hall, Howard
J 577.7 HAL


 

Killer whales : the orcas of the Pacific Ocean

Killer whales : the orcas of the Pacific Ocean
by Nielsen, Nancy J.
J 599.53 NIE


 

Life in a coral reef

Life in a coral reef
by Pfeffer, Wendy
J 591.7789 PFE


 

Life under ice

Life under ice
by Cerullo, Mary M.
J 578.777 CER


 

Look closer ocean

Look closer ocean
by Woodward, John
J 551.46 WOO


 

Los delfines

Los delfines
by Cole, Melissa
J SP 599.53 COL


 

 Los manaties

Los manaties
by Cole, Melissa
J SP 591.55 COL


 

Los tiburones

Los tiburones
by Burnie, David
J SP 597.3 BUR


 

Los tiburones blancos

Los tiburones blancos
by Markle, Sandra



 

The magic school bus on the ocean floor

The magic school bus on the ocean floor
by Cole, Joanna
J 591.92 COL


 

Manfish : the story of Jacques Cousteau

Manfish : the story of Jacques Cousteau
by Berne, Jennifer
J BIO COUSTEAU


 

My visit to the aquarium

My visit to the aquarium
by Aliki
J 597 AL


 

Ocean

Ocean
by MacQuitty, Miranda
J 551.46 MAC


 

Ocean aquarium

Ocean aquarium
by Air Sea Land Productions
JVC DISC 591.77 OCEAN


 

Ocean babies

Ocean babies
by Rose, Deborah Lee
j 591.3909 ROS


 

Ocean counting

Ocean counting
by Lawler, Janet
J 591.77 LAW


 

Ocean wildlife

Ocean wildlife
by Vogel, Carole G.
J 591.77 VOG


 

Oceans

Oceans
by Stille, Darlene R.
J 551.46 STI


 

Oceans

Oceans
by Hudak, Heather C.
J 577.7 HUD


 

Oceans & art activities

Oceans & art activities
by Sacks, Janet
J 551.46 SAC


 

Oceans : learn about whales, sea turtles, and ocean life

Oceans : learn about whales, sea turtles, and ocean life
by Thompson, Kim Mitzo
JCD 781.63 THO


 

Oceans : a visual guide

Oceans : a visual guide
by Hutchinson, Stephen
J 551.46 HUT


 

The open ocean

The open ocean
by Walker, Pam
J 578.77 WAL


 

Peces

Peces
by Parker, Steve



 

Rainbows in the sea

Rainbows in the sea
by Earthwise Media
J DVD 577.7894 RAINBOWS


 

Ripios y adivinanzas del mar

Ripios y adivinanzas del mar
by del Paso, Fernando
J SP 810.72 PAS


 

A safe home for manatees

A safe home for manatees
by Jenkins, Priscilla
J 599.55 JEN


 

Savage waters

Savage waters
by Vogel, Carole G.
J 551.46 VOG


 

Saving manatees

Saving manatees
by Swinburne, Stephen
J 599.5509 SWI


 

Sea critters

Sea critters
by Earle, Sylvia
J 591.77 EAR


 

Sea jellies : from corals to jellyfish

Sea jellies : from corals to jellyfish
by Sharth, Sharon
J 592.5 SHA


 

Seahorse reef : a story of the south Pacific

Seahorse reef : a story of the south Pacific
by Walker, Sally M.
J 597.6798 WAL


 

Seahorses, pipefishes, and their kin

Seahorses, pipefishes, and their kin
by Miller, Sara Swan
J 597.67 MIL


 

Seymour Simon's extreme oceans

Seymour Simon's extreme oceans
by Simon, Seymour
J 551.46 SIM


 

Sponges, jellyfish & other simple animals

Sponges, jellyfish & other simple animals
by Parker, Steve
J 592 PAR


 

A swim through the sea

A swim through the sea
by Kristin Joy, Pratt-Serafini
J 574.5263 PRA


 

Tiburones

Tiburones
by Sheikh-Miller , Jonathan
J SP 597.31 SHE


 

Tiburones blancos

Tiburones blancos
by Barnes, Nico
J SP 597.33 BAR


 

Tide pool

Tide pool
by Greenaway, Frank
J 577.69 GRE


 

Under the sea

Under the sea
by Hall, Howard
JVC DISC 551.46 UNDER


 

Underwater musicians

Underwater musicians
by Souza, D. M.
J 597.1594 SOU


 

Whale watching : children's songs about sea animals

Whale watching : children's songs about sea animals
by Sunseri, MaryLee
JCD 781.64 SUN


 

What on earth is a nudibranch?

What on earth is a nudibranch?
Series Title: What on earth
by Tesar, Jenny
J 594.36 TES


 

 

Marine Sciences


The complete idiot's guide to the oceans

The complete idiot's guide to the oceans
by Kraynak, Joe
551.46 KRY


 

Coral reefs : cities under the sea

Coral reefs : cities under the sea
by Murphy, Ricahrd C.
OVERSIZE 577.789 MUR


 

Encyclopedia of coastal science

Encyclopedia of coastal science
by Schwartz (ed.), Maurice
R 551.457 ENC


 

Encyclopedia of ocean sciences

Encyclopedia of ocean sciences
by Steele (ed.), John H.
R 551.46 ENC
6 vol


Exploring Pacific coast tide pools

Exploring Pacific coast tide pools
by Brown, Vinson
591.92 B81


 

The Facts on File dictionary of marine science

The Facts on File dictionary of marine science
by Chaton (ed.), Barbara
R 551.46 FAC


 

Fundamentals of oceanography

Fundamentals of oceanography
by Sverdrup, Keith A.
OVERSIZE 551.46 SVE


 

Interdisciplinary encyclopedia of marine sciences

Interdisciplinary encyclopedia of marine sciences
by Nybakken, James W.
R 551.46 INT
3 vol

The ocean world

The ocean world
by Cousteau, Jacques
OVERSIZE 574.92 C83


 

Oceanography : an earth science perspective

Oceanography : an earth science perspective
by Kershaw, Steve
551.46 KER


 

Oceanography : an invitation to marine science

Oceanography : an invitation to marine science
by Garrison, Tom
OVERSIZE 551.46 GAR


 

The oceans

The oceans
by Prager, Ellen
551.46 PRA


 

Oceans

Oceans
by Perrin, Jacoues
DVD 551.46 OCEANS


 

Planet ocean : voyage to the heart of the marine realm

Planet ocean : voyage to the heart of the marine realm
by Ballesta, Laurent
OVERSIZE 577.7 BAL


 

The reef : a passionate history

The reef : a passionate history
by McCalman, Iain
994.3 MCC


 

SeaLife : a complete guide to the marine environment

SeaLife : a complete guide to the marine environment
by Waller (ed.), Geoffrey
591.77 SEA


 

Secrets of the ocean realm

Secrets of the ocean realm
by Hall, Michele
OVERSIZE 578.77 HAL


 

World atlas of coral reefs

World atlas of coral reefs
by Spalding, Mark D.
OVERSIZE 577.789 SPA


 

 

Ocean Wildlife


Beachcomber's guide to California marine life

Beachcomber's guide to California marine life
by Niesen, Thomas M.
OVERSIZE 574.9794 NIE


 

Between Pacific tides

Between Pacific tides
by Ricketts, Edward Flanders
591.92 RIC


 

The blue planet : a natural history of the oceans

The blue planet : a natural history of the oceans
by Byatt, Andrew
OVERSIZE 578.77 BYA


 

Deep-sea biodiversity : pattern and scale

Deep-sea biodiversity : pattern and scale
by Rex, Michael
578.779 REX


 

Handy pocket guide to tropical coral reef fishes

Handy pocket guide to tropical coral reef fishes
by Allen, Gerald R.
597.1778 ALL


 

Intertidal invertebrates of California

Intertidal invertebrates of California
by Morris, Robert H.
R 591.92 M83


 

The intertidal wilderness

The intertidal wilderness
by Rosenfeld, Anne Wertheim
OVERSIZE 577.699 ROS


 

Marine biology

Marine biology
by Castro, Peter
OVERSIZE 578.77 CAS


 

Neptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcas

Neptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcas
by Wallace, David Rain
596.0679 WAL


 

Poisonous and venomous marine animals of the world

Poisonous and venomous marine animals of the world
by Halstead, Bruce W.
R 591.92 H16
3 vol.

Seashore animals of the Pacific coast

Seashore animals of the Pacific coast
by Johnson, Myrtle Elizabeth
591.92 J63


 

To touch a wild dolphin

To touch a wild dolphin
by Smolker, Rachel
599.5315 SMO


 

Whale watching

Whale watching
by Leach (ed.), Nicky
599.5 WHA


 

 

Marine Conservation


50 ways to save the ocean

50 ways to save the ocean
by Helvarg, David
333.9164 HEL


 

Ecological food for thought on seafood

Ecological food for thought on seafood
by Grover, Jill J.
333.956 GRO


 

Farming fish for the future

Farming fish for the future
by Halweil, Brian



 

Four fish

Four fish
by Greenberg, Paul
LARGE TYPE 333.956 GRE
large print edition


Ocean's end : travels through endangered seas

Ocean's end : travels through endangered seas
by Woodard, Colin
363.7394 WOO


 

Oceans in peril : protecting marine biodiversity

Oceans in peril : protecting marine biodiversity
by Allsopp, Michelle
OVERSIZE 333.9561 OCE


 

World without fish

World without fish
by Kurlansky, Mark
J 338.3727 KUR


 

 

Sea Stories


Jacques Cousteau : the sea king

Jacques Cousteau : the sea king
by Matsen, Brad
551.4609 MAT


 

Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft

Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft
by Adair, Cherry and Heyerdahl, Thor
910.9164 HEY


 

The log from the Sea of Cortez

The log from the Sea of Cortez
by Steinbeck, John
508.3164 STE


 

Sensuous seas : tales of a marine biologist

Sensuous seas : tales of a marine biologist
by Kaplan, Eugene H.
578.77 KAP


 

Splendors of the seas : the photographs of Norbert Wu

Splendors of the seas : the photographs of Norbert Wu
by Wu, Norbert
OVERSIZE 574.92 WU


 

Swell : a year of waves

Swell : a year of waves
by Slater, Evan
551.463 SLA


 

Under Antarctic ice : the photographs of Norbert Wu

Under Antarctic ice : the photographs of Norbert Wu
by Wu, Norbert
OVERSIZE 779.3709 WU


 

Under the sea wind

Under the sea wind
by Carson, Rachel
508.3163 CAR


 

Water light time

Water light time
by Doubilet, David
OVERSIZE 778.73 DOU


 

 

Monterey Bay Focus


AMBAG oceanographic survey

AMBAG oceanographic survey
by Scott, Donald A.
R 551.46 Sco8


 

Coralito's Bay = Bahia de Coralito

Coralito's Bay = Bahia de Coralito
by Herrera, Juan Felipe
JEASY SP HER


 

The death and life of Monterey Bay : a story of revival

The death and life of Monterey Bay : a story of revival
by Palumbi, Stephen R.
333.7209 PAL


 

Jellies : living art

Jellies : living art
by Connor, Judith L.
OVERSIZE 593.53 CON


 

A living bay : the underwater world of Monterey Bay

A living bay : the underwater world of Monterey Bay
by Langstroth , Lowell
OVERSIZE 577.7432 LAN


 

Living with the changing California Coast

Living with the changing California Coast
by Griggs, Gary
CALIFORNIANA 551.457 GRI


 

The Monterey Bay shoreline guide

The Monterey Bay shoreline guide
by Emory, Jerry
508.


 

Monterey canyon : bathymetric map

Monterey canyon : bathymetric map
by U.S. NOAA
R 551.46 MON


 

A natural history of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

A natural history of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
by Monterey Bay Aquarium
J 508.3643 NAT


 

Our ocean backyard : collected essays

Our ocean backyard : collected essays
by Griggs, Gary
551.457 GRI


 

Santa Cruz coast

Santa Cruz coast
by Griggs, Gary
979.471 GRI


 

Snapshots : the wonders of Monterey Bay

Snapshots : the wonders of Monterey Bay
by Mannis, Celeste Davidson
J 591.7743 MAN


 

Tide-drift shells of the Monterey Bay Region

Tide-drift shells of the Monterey Bay Region
by McLean, Hulda Hoover
R 594 MCL


 

Young explorer's guide to undersea life

Young explorer's guide to undersea life
by Conway, Ket Tom
J 574.92 CON