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Zobi and the zoox : a story of coral bleaching

Author: Ailsa Wild; Aviva Reed; Briony Barr; Gregory Crocetti
Publisher: Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2018]
Series: Small friends books
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaches, everyone begins to starve . . . Can Zobi and the zoox work together to save the day? This beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set on the Great Barrier Reef, was originally published in 2015, but has been extensively re-written and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nature fiction
Ecofiction
Picture books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ailsa Wild; Aviva Reed; Briony Barr; Gregory Crocetti
ISBN: 9781486309603 1486309607
OCLC Number: 1054828826
Target Audience: For ages 5+ (with adult) ; ages 8+ (reading alone)
Description: 45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Zobi and the zoox --
The science behind the story --
A simple guide to the coral symbiosis --
A map of Darian, the coral polyp --
How small are the characters? --
All corals great and small --
Darian in detail --
Energy from the sun --
The zoox --
Bringing nitrogen to life --
Zobi the Rhizobia --
Cy the cyanobacteria --
Mucus is a matter of microbes and molecules --
Coral bleaching --
Can diversity save the Reef? --
Glossary --
Symbiosis on the reef.
Series Title: Small friends books
Responsibility: written by Ailsa Wild ; illustrated by Aviva Reed ; created by Briony Barr & Gregory Crocetti.

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With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaches, everyone begins to  Read more...

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"I felt like I was a piece of coral and I was just watching all these little things going on in the mucus. I really felt like I was a part of it."--Bodhi Harper, 11 yrs old "Aviva Reed's wonderfully Read more...

 
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