By Samantha Bell
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Filisky, Michael. Peterson First Guide to Fishes of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. edu/accounts/Ostraciidae/pictures This Web site has more than 10 pictures of colorful boxfishes and provides information about each. html Many photos show the hexagon-shaped scale plates that give this fish the honeycomb name. html Learn about cowfish from marine biologist and Ocean Watch columnist Susan Scott, a Hawaii resident of 30 years.
Is the information you learn different or the same as the information in this book? Many people think of boxfishes as colorful additions to their aquariums. But there is a risk that they might poison the other fish, especially in a smaller aquarium. If you had a saltwater aquarium, would you take that risk? Why or why not? 30 [ 21st century skills library ] LE A R N M O R E FURTHER READING Allman, Toney. From Boxfish to Aerodynamic Cars. San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2006. Filisky, Michael. Peterson First Guide to Fishes of North America.
S. Navy used it to build miniature submarines that work even in rough waters. These underwater vehicles are used to find underwater mines or airplane wreckage, and for scientific research. With so many possibilities, we need to keep learning about these amazing animals. 28 [ 21st century skills library ] The bright colors of the boxfish tell predators to stay away—or else! lo o k a g a in h of a boxfish. Do you think Look closely at this photograp prey? Why or why not? the bright color s make it easy [ exploring our oceans ] 29 T H IN K A B O U T IT What was the most surprising fact you learned from reading this book?
Boxfish by Samantha Bell