American Museum of Natural History
In the drama of the oceans, the main characters—from organisms that must produce 2 million offspring a year to ensure survivors to others that can live for 10,000 years—are unfamiliar to most people. Stanford University marine biologist Stephen Palumbi explores these little-known animals in his new book The Extreme Life of the Sea, introducing us to the extreme species that thrive in the deep ocean’s unusual environments. A Q&A and book signing follows. Recommended for ages 10 and up.