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Great Summer Reading on Florida’s Oceans

What better to read and learn about during summer than Florida’s Oceans!

The Oceans of Florida

This young adult book features the astonishing abundance of marine life found in Florida’s offshore waters. More than 1,000 species of saltwater fish have been identified. Add to that number the invertebrates, algae, grasses, seaweeds, plankton, and all of the other creatures that call the ocean home, and you’ll discover an amazing world of life surrounding you in Florida’s oceans.

About the Author

A native Floridian, Peggy Lantz is former editor of the Florida Native Plant Society’s magazine, The Palmetto, and the Florida Audubon Society’s magazine, The Florida Naturalist. She co-authored The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida with Wendy Hale. Ms. Lantz lives in Woodsmere in west Orange County, Florida, the community settled by her grandfather in 1914. Wendy Hale worked as a park ranger for Canaveral National Seashore before joining the Florida Audubon Society as an environmental educator. She moved from Florida to Wales several years ago.

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