Did you know that Aristotle (384-322 BC) is often referred to as the father of marine biology?
Aristotle is the first to record observations on marine life, and identified a variety of species including
crustaceans, echinoderms, mollusks, and fish. However, until submarines were invented, it was almost
impossible to explore the deep ocean. Today, submarines are used by marine biologists to collect
samples, take videos and observe sea life in ways that humans would not be able to do! Marine
biologists are able to work at depths of several hundred meters for hours in these special submarines!
There is so much to discover under water. Just recently in December 2012, a giant, marine reptile that
roamed the seas around 150 million years ago was identified as a new species. The animal, now named
Pliosaurus funkei spanned about 40 feet, had a massive 6.5 foot long skull and a bite as powerful as a
On February 18, Buddy and everyone’s favorite Pteranodon family will dive into an underwater
adventure in “Submarine Adventure.” The one-hour program will feature four new stories about sea
creatures that lived during the “Age of Dinosaurs.” Preschoolers will meet new friends along the way –
from Otto Ophthalmosaurus to Archelon turtles – as they learn about natural science, natural history
and paleontology. And if you miss it, both full episodes and clips from “Submarine Adventure” will
be available on the PBS KIDS Video Player at PBSKIDS.org/video and on the free PBS KIDS Video App
beginning February 19!
PBS KIDS and everyone’s favorite Pteranodon family are taking kids and parents on an excursion in DINOSAUR TRAIN “Submarine Adventure” – an all new one-hour special featuring four new stories about sea creatures that lived during the “Age of Dinosaurs.” Kids will learn about natural science, natural history and paleontology along the way during the on-air special, which will also feature new content online and via mobile. Additionally, the new episodes will be available for DVD on Feb. 19.
To celebrate this new one-hour special, you too can “Ride Along the Dinosaur Train” in this new book
from Grosset & Dunlap, available everywhere books are sold! This fun, interactive novelty book lets
readers ride the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and his family. Using the slide along train at the top of the
book, fans can visit all the stops along with the Dinosaur Train! For readers ages 3 and up; grade level Pre-K and up!
One of you can win this cute Ride the Dinosaur Train Book here- please enter below to win-