Fish are playing hide and seek at the Birch Aquarium, and now you can read about it in a book. "What Color Would You Be To Hide In The Sea?" is a children's book that exposes some strange looking fish, and it's perfect for curious kids to get their feet wet.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is well known for its extensive displays of fish from around the world, but something you may not see is hiding in plain sight.
How do fish hide in the sea? We know they can't apply face paint, but it's the body color and shape that can make the difference between life and death or dinner.
"What Color Would You Be To Hide In The Sea?" is Birch Aquarium's first children's book. Aquarium officials say it's a creative way to bring the ocean home and educate children at the same time.
"Beautiful photographs were taken by the Underwater Photographic Society in San Diego, and also we really wanted to teach people about these incredible ocean adaptations and really how we need to conserve our beautiful ocean and the wonderful animals that live in it," Birch Aquarium at Scripps Executive Director Nigella Hilgarth said.
You'll be amazed at how creatures like the leafy sea dragon on the cover of the book use camouflage to deceive predators.
While you're at Birch Aquarium, be sure to check out the Art of Deception exhibit.
To get a hold of "What Color Would You Be To Hide In The Sea?", click HERE.