Apologia's Marine Biology, 2nd Edition elective takes your upper-high school level student under the sea to explore the many wonders of marine wildlife and habitats! The textbook opens with a chapter on oceans themselves--including plate tectonics, salinity & density, waves, tides, and other physical characteristics-before studying sea creatures and the different types of ocean zones. Subsequent chapters cover life in the sea, the first four kingdoms (Monera, Protista, Fungi, and Plantae), marine invertebrates, marine vertebrates, marine ecology, the intertidal zone, estuary communities, coral reefs, continental shelf communities, the deep ocean, and more. Pre-requisite: Biology. Recommended for Grade 12. As biology is a prerequisite, it is assumed students have dissection tools and a microscope. Students will need topurchase the marine biology prepared slide kit and dissection specimens to complete the course. This course can be completed in a year at a pace of spending 45 minutes each day, five days a week, on thesubject. 576 pages, hardcover. About the Author Sherri Seligson and her husband, David, have homeschooled their four children for 21 years, recently graduating their youngest child. A degreed marine biologist, Sherri worked at Walt Disney World s Living Seas, publishing shark behavior research. She has authored Apologia s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology and Interning for High School Credit, instructional DVD courses for Apologia s Exploring Creation with Biology and The Human Body, as well as companion curricula for feature films including Dolphin Tale I and II and War Horse. Sherri has written for several science publications and homeschool magazines and is a national conference and retreat speaker where she encourages moms on their homeschool journey and teaches families and students the importance of studying God's creation.