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The extreme life of the sea shows you the worlds oldest living species it describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators how predatory deep sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food and how at the end of her life a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. Extreme life of the sea is a collection of fascinating facts and explanations of marine life forms ranging from whales to bacteria and all sizes and types in between the authors explain complex biological functions and evolutionary adaptations in laymans language easily understood informative to the utmost and engrossingly organized and explained. The extreme life of the sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world the fastest and deepest the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans it dives into the icy arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds. The extreme life of the sea is a fascinating exploration of this vast mysterious universe wonderfully written it will grab you from page one and carry you all the way through a must read for everyone philippe cousteau this book brims with fascinating tales of life in the sea told with freshness wit and verve simply wonderful. T o cite this article t om fenchel emeritus professor 2015 the extreme life of the sea marine biology r esearch 111 112 112 doi 101080 174510002014914226