BY JACQUELINE L. PADILLA-GAMIÑO
ILLUSTRATED BY MARJORIE LEGGITT
One night while young Kupe is fishing with his father, he observes an astonishing event, thousands and thousands of tiny “bubbles” rising to the surface of the waters in the lagoon near where he lives. Kupe visits with an elder from his village and a scientist from the nearby marine lab in an attempt to learn more about what he has seen. Kupe then goes on to learn more about how corals grow and the importance of corals in building the reefs that provide homes for all of the other wonderful animals that he sees while snorkeling in the lagoon.
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