Books for World Ocean Day

By Coll Rowe | June 6 2024 | Environmental Science

For World Ocean Day on June 8th, we are sharing a collection of books about the animal and plant life that dwells in the ocean and individuals who dedicate their lives to creating a sustainable environment for them.


Spying on Whales
The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures
A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today’s cutting edge of science.
$17.00 US
Jun 25, 2019
336 Pages
Penguin Books

Below the Edge of Darkness
A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea
A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence—the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth.
$28.00 US
Jul 27, 2021
352 Pages
Random House

Eat Like a Fish
My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change
In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith—pioneer of regenerative ocean agriculture—introduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.
$17.95 US
Mar 27, 2020
320 Pages

Life on the Rocks
Building a Future for Coral Reefs
The story of the urgent fight to save the coral reefs, and why it matters to us all.
$18.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
352 Pages
Riverhead Books

Rachel Carson: The Sea Trilogy (LOA #352)
Under the Sea-Wind / The Sea Around Us / The Edge of the Sea
Pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson explores the wonders of the Earth's oceans in these classics of American science and nature writing.
$40.00 US
Dec 21, 2021
768 Pages
Library of America

The Ocean of Life
The Fate of Man and the Sea

In this passionate paean to the sea and its creatures one of the world’s foremost marine conservation biologists tells the story of man and the sea, from the earliest traces of life on earth to the oceans as we know them today.

$19.00 US
Apr 30, 2013
432 Pages
Penguin Books

Blue Hope
Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean
Dazzling photographs combine with inspiring insights from international ocean icon Sylvia Earle and other notable ocean advocates, paying a poignant tribute to the beauty and magic of the ocean and shedding light on its abundant gifts to the planet.
$35.00 US
Aug 19, 2014
224 Pages
National Geographic