Dive into Earth's oceans and discover the world's whales! Stunning, full-color photos show these impressive animals above water and below. Range maps reveal where these special cetaceans can be found. Labeled diagrams help readers identify flukes, flippers, and more. Each whale species' size, habitat, senses, threats, diet, reproduction, and unique behaviors are also introduced. Learn more about the blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth. Check out the beluga whale, the only whale that molts. And find out how the killer whale got its name. Every whale is special, so dive into the Whales series and find out why! A facts page, bolded glossary terms, and an index support the engaging, easy-to-read chapter text in each book. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.