Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs. Readers will learn valuable facts about these ancient animals and how they can get involved in the effort to conserve horseshoe crabs.
Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl so she can be released back to the ocean. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.
La gente de la región de Hawái y los visitantes siempre disfrutan cuando pueden ver a las focas monje de Hawái que, desafortunadamente, están en peligro de extinción pero, Honey Girl es un caso extra especial. Ella ha criado a siete cachorritos, y los científicos le llaman “La Super Mamá”. Después de que Honey Girl se enreda en un anzuelo, ella se pone muy enferma. Los científicos y los veterinarios trabajan para salvarla hasta que ella pueda ser devuelta a su playa. Esta historia verdadera tendrá a los lectores fascinados por aprender más acerca de estas especies en peligro de extinción.
¡También los niños pueden involucrarse en las ciencias! En esta colaboración entre la Dra. Ecologista Netti Bathala y Jennifer Keats Curtis, conoceremos a Lana y a su mamá. Cada verano, las dos son voluntarias para contar los cangrejos herradura que visitan su playa. Los lectores van a aprender datos muy valiosos acerca de esos animales antiguos y cómo pueden involucrarse en el esfuerzo para conservarlos.
Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.
There are millions of animals that call the ocean home. Some of these animals are in danger. Learn about marine animals that are at risk of becoming endangered and what people and activists like Jacques Cousteau have done to help. Readers will learn about the causes of engangered animals, including pollution and overfishing and learn steps they can do to help the conservation and preservation of these beautiful animals and sea life. Through vibrant images, informational text, stunning facts, a glossary of terms, and a list of additional resources, readers are sure to be engaged and inspired to help out these animals in any way they can.
Deep in the world's oceans, fascinating creatures are camouflaged in coral reefs, lurking in weeds, buried in the sand. Open the richly detailed pages and dive in. You'll find - and find out about - nature's strangest and most wonderful creatures.