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Project Seahorse (Scientists in the Field)by Pamela Turner
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*andquot;Another splendid demonstration of the work of Scientists in the Field.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
With their pony-shaped faces,and#160;fluttery swimming style, and pregnant fathers, seahorses areand#160;one of theand#160;oceanand#39;s mostand#160;unusual fish. Unfortunately,and#160;overfishing, pollution, and climate change are threatening their survival. In ProjectSeahorse, the author Pamela S. Turner and the photographer Scott Tuason brilliantly show and tell the story ofand#160;howand#160;conservationists andand#160;villagers in the Philippinesand#160;are coming together toand#160;protect these oddly charming creatures,and#160;their coral reefand#160;habitat,and#160;and the livelihood of local fishing families.and#160;
Turner provides an in-depth (and sometimes underwater) look at some of the world's most amazing creatures--seahorses. Full color.
Seahorses areand#160;amongand#160;the oceanand#8217;s smallest, oddest, andand#160;most charming fishes. But they are in troubleand#8212;their populations are dwindling.and#160;Project Seahorse, now in paperback, delivers a vivid,and#160;fishand#8217;s eye-view ofand#160;conservation efforts toand#160;protect these amazing creatures and theand#160;fragileand#160;coral reefs they call home.and#160;and#160;and#160;
We all know that dolphins are considered very smart. But why is this? It is the size of their brains? Is it what they eat? Is it due to their environment? Author Pamela S. Turner takes us to Australia to follow dolphins in the wild so we can figure out just what makes dolphins tick in the newest book in the critically acclaimedand#160;Scientists in the Field series.
Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough (and charismatic enough) to rival a Shakespearean playand#8212;Puck, Piccolo, Flute, and Dodger among them. You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they seek to answer the question: just why are dolphins so smart? And what does their behavior tell us about human intelligence, captive animals, and the future of the ocean? Beautiful photos of dolphins in their natural habitat and a funny, friendly, and fast-paced text make this another winner in theand#160;Scientists in the Fieldand#160;series.
Pair this with other intriguing stories of real-world science,and#160;at www.sciencemeetsadventure.com.
Seahorses, some of the oceanand#8217;sand#160;most charming fish, are in trouble.and#160;In the past twenty years their populations has declined.and#160;They are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. In Handumon in the Philippines, villagers and conservationists have joined to protect the seahorse and the coral reefs whereand#160;they live. Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey, founders of Project Seahorse, work with Filipino colleagues and local fishers like and#147;Digoyand#8221; Paden to protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Through their efforts the Handumon Marine Protected Area is now a model and#147;underwater parkand#8221; where marine life is safe from fishing.
About the Author
Pamela S. Turner has a masters degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications. Ms. Turner lives with her family in California.
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