What Color Would You Be to Hide in the Sea? celebrates camouflage strategies used by spectacular ocean creatures.
Birch Aquarium Debuts Children's Book
What Color Would You Be to Hide in the Sea? explores camouflage in the ocean
Now you can take a piece of the aquarium home with you!
Birch Aquarium at Scripps announces the publication of its first children's book: What Color Would You Be to Hide in the Sea? Inspired by the aquarium exhibit Art of Deception, this stunning new book explores and celebrates the fascinating camouflage strategies used by some of the ocean's most spectacular creatures.
Camouflage is an essential survival strategy, especially in the oceans. It helps prey to escape detection and predators to sneak up on
prey. Marine animals featured in the book exemplify a variety of camouflage tactics – from false eye spots, to a squirt of ink, to
limbs that resemble seaweed.
What Color Would You Be to Hide in the Sea? features a rich blend of astonishing color photographs from the aquarium's exhibit,
lush watercolors, playful poems and fascinating science notes that offer children and adults an opportunity to uncover marine creatures
normally hidden in the sea.
This first-edition book is available for $18.95 at the aquarium bookshop, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. It may also be ordered through the bookshop at 858-534-8753.
Check out CBS-8 San Diego's recent news story about the new book!