​​Heather L. Montgomery                                                                                

Eli the Eel, a 4-minute, animated video on eel migration:

Life After Whale, the creepy story of when a whale dies:

Larva Phyllosoma, a silent, realistic video:

​​​A 3-minute video about moon jellyfish life cycles:


A free digital book about life cycles: ​https://archive.org/stream/Lifecycles#page/n1/mode/2up

Play PlanktonID and help scientists analyze their data:


A flatfish undergoes metamorphosis:

Little Monsters of the Ocean:

Metamorphosis Under the Waves

(Click title to order)

Metamorphosis is cool -- tadpoles turning into frogs, caterpillars becoming butterflies -- but why should they get all the glory?  Slippery, slimy, gooey, grimy ocean creatures deserve some too.

Little monsters lurking under the waves experience their own monstrous morphing. And these aren't talking about your every day, average critters. Some of these kids surf on jellyfish. Some have guts that expand on demand. Others spend their days sipping juice -- from another animal's eyes! 

Curious? Dive in and discover more about these morphing marvels!

Author: Heather L. Montgomery

Millbrook Press, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-54152-898-7

​​Heather L. Montgomery                                                                                

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