A Journey Into the Deep is a fascinating, fact-filled book displaying the work of the Census of Marine Life, the most detailed study of life in the ocean ever conducted. The book is organized by the different environments and terrains of the sea, and is written as if the reader is personally exploring the ocean and collecting samples of it’s animals themself, therefore creating an engaging, adventurous reading experience. Each page showcases stunning photographs of unusual species with interesting facts about each animal, as well as photographs of the exploration of each location featured. From fish with transparent heads to bone-eating worms, the ocean is full of fascinating species that scientists are only beginning to discover. Through this piece, the reader gains an interesting understanding of the diversity of animals in the ocean, and how teeming with life the sea truly is.
I think this book would be chosen very often for free reading time in the classroom because of its fascinating photographs. I also think that this book would be a great introduction into studying the ocean to showcase how there are so much more than just fish in the sea!