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The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientists in the Field)

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In Florida, Brazil, and Senegal, three scientists are working very hard to save the manatee.  Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others.  But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline.  Manatees are, in fact, an endangered species.  John Reynolds, a manatee expert at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida and chairman of the United States Marine Mammal Commission for the past two decades, is among the scientists trying to figure out how to save the manatee, and move it off the endangered species list.  It isn't as simple as just counting the numbers of manatees in the wild and seeing if the number goes up or down.  There are countless factors that go into giving an animal a designation (and every known species in the world has a designation). But in the Amazon, for example, manatees are very difficult to spot, and are hunted for food.  How do you get an accurate picture of what life is like for a manatee in Brazil, where Dr. Fernando Rosas studies the creature, when you might not even see one in the wild for months or years?  And in Senegal and other parts of Western Africa, where young Lucy Keith is working hard to put together a network of people who share information about manatees, people fear them and hunt them. Conservation is not an easy goal for these three scientists, but their love and passion for the manatee drives them each day. 

In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees in Florida and gives readers a basic overview of manatee biology and the new science being used to help with their conservation status; Lucy Keith is among the first to see bones of older manatees that were being kept by a legendary manatee hunter in Angola and has an adventurous weekend rescuing manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes his assistants and the author on an Amazonian riverboat trip, looking for a young manatees he released back into the wild, with mixed and emotional results.  Scientists thousands of miles apart, sharing science and information with a common goal — The Manatee Scientists is a perfect addition to our Scientists in the Field Series.

Synopsis:

Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.

In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curtand#8217;s mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curtand#8217;s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

Synopsis:

Manatees are cute, charismatic, and endangered.and#160;and#160;Join author-photographer Pete Lourie on a journey around the worldand#160;(Florida, Brazil, and West Africa) as he profiles three scientists who are currently working towards getting this gentle sea mammaland#160;off the endangered species list.and#160;

Synopsis:

Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others.and#160; But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline.and#160;In Manatee Scientists, readers meetand#160;three scientistsand#160;working very hard in three different parts of the world to save the manatee.and#160;Get an eye-opening, close-up viewand#160;of their far-flung expeditions to Brazil, Senegal, and Florida in this beautifully photographed addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field books.and#160;

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman met while working on a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos in 2001. Now they are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman met while working on a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos in 2001. Now they are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547152547
Subtitle:
Saving Vulnerable Species
Author:
Lourie, Peter
Author:
Griffin Burns, Loree
Author:
Uhlman, Tom
Author:
Burns, Loree Griffin
Author:
Carson, Mary Kay
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Manatees - Conservation
Subject:
Marine mammalogists
Subject:
Animals - Animal Welfare
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
Manatees;Scientists in the Field;sea mammals;endangered sea animals;aquatic herb
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20160503
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 80 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547152547 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.

In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curtand#8217;s mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curtand#8217;s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

"Synopsis" by ,
Manatees are cute, charismatic, and endangered.and#160;and#160;Join author-photographer Pete Lourie on a journey around the worldand#160;(Florida, Brazil, and West Africa) as he profiles three scientists who are currently working towards getting this gentle sea mammaland#160;off the endangered species list.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others.and#160; But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline.and#160;In Manatee Scientists, readers meetand#160;three scientistsand#160;working very hard in three different parts of the world to save the manatee.and#160;Get an eye-opening, close-up viewand#160;of their far-flung expeditions to Brazil, Senegal, and Florida in this beautifully photographed addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field books.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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