Dive into an OceanX Adventure! Junior journalist Marena Montoya and her BFF Aisha use critical thinking, curiosity, and serious science to get to the bottom of strange goings-on at the aquarium and beyond!
I felt the goose bumps rise on my arms. Could I really be seeing this? I didn’t know whether to run and hide…or stay to say hello.
What’s causing a mysterious power outage at the local aquarium? Best friends and curious 5th-grade conservationists Marena and Aisha have an exciting theory. Following the advice of their OceanX mentor, they search for real scientific evidence, and embark on a fact-finding mission that leads to some spooky sleuthing. Are they on the verge of an out-of-this world discovery? Or did their imaginations go entirely too far?
This page-turning adventure combines the scientific discoveries of the world-renowned OceanX project with an intrepid new heroine who learns the power of speaking up, asking questions, and learning from mistakes.
MEET THE OCEAN EXPLORERS: 5th-grade junior journalist Marena, her BFF Aisha, and Marena’s teenage brother Lucas use critical thinking and sound science to solve mysteries at the aquarium and beyond.
MENTORED BY OCEANX: Marena and Aisha are mentored by Dr. Anna Knowles, whose character is inspired by the real-life scientists of the world-renowned OceanX project.
REAL SCIENCE: Each mystery is based on actual oceanic science research and discoveries, and is filled with fascinating facts about the ocean world.
MIDDLE-GRADE MILESTONES: Once proud of her curiosity and endless questions, 11-year-old Marena is starting to feel self-conscious about calling attention to herself. With the encouragement of her teacher and mentor, she learns to embrace the qualities that make her special.
COLLECT THE SERIES: Deep Sea Danger also available!
“I loved this book! The storyline and facts were perfectly infused to make it informative and entertaining. If I had been exposed as a kid to more careers like marine biologist, I may have taken a whole other career path. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!”
– Misti Frink, Library Media Systems Coordinator, Bismarck Public Schools, Bismark North Dakota
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