The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species

The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species

by Peter Lourie

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The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species by Peter Lourie


In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees from the Florida sky; Lucy Keith spends a weekend rescuing manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes the author on an Amazonian boat trip, looking for a young manatee he released back into the wild, with emotional results. These scientists are working hard to save manatees: docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others. But factors such as human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted are causing their numbers to decline: they are an endangered species, in need of help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547152547
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/11/2011
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,324,121
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: NC1210L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author


Peter Lourie is an author and photographer. He has published more than twenty books for young readers. He lives with his family in Vermont.

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