Southern Sea Otters: Fur-Tastrophe Avoided
Southern Sea Otters: Fur-Tastrophe Avoided
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Annotation: Profiles the history and decline of the southern sea otter, highlighting the efforts of scientists and environmentalists to save them from extinction.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #21729
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-597-16534-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-597-16534-1
Dewey: 599.769
LCCN: 2007012593
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-These titles summarize key efforts of committed biologists, environmentalists, zoologists, and other scientists to take these animals off the endangered list. The books are well organized and have an easy style and an accessible vocabulary and text size, leading readers smoothly from one concept to the next. Though Bison uses more archival photos than the other titles, all of them include color photographs. Why the animals were previously endangered (focusing on how hunting, habitat loss, or pollution destroyed them) and what professionals did to save them are explained. Simple pre- and post-endangered-status maps show the animals' ranges. Related endangered species outside the United States are mentioned. Must-haves for libraries that need books on this topic.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Word Count: 2,067
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 116352 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.8 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q41646
Lexile: 850L

Was it too late to save the southern sea otter? Thousands of these furry sea creatures once lived off the coast of California. Yet by the 1970s, years of hunting, water pollution, and boating accidents had pushed the sea otter to the brink of extinction. Would people find a way to help this endangered animal survive? In Southern Sea Otters: Fur-tastrophe Avoided, children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost. Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the country's endangered wildlife. Full-color photographs and a habitat map enrich this heartfelt story of conservationism and courage.

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