An elephant seal has a thick layer of blubber that keeps it from freezing in cold northern waters. This protective layer of blubber was prized by hunters who killed so many elephant seals that there were fewer than 100 left alive. Discover how government leaders and others took action to save these sea mammals from extinction.
- Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
- Dewey: 599.79'4
- Reinforced book (9781602790384): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2008
- PDF (9781602791732): 32 pages, © 2008
- Hosted ebook (9781602791732H): 32 pages, © 2008
- Series: 21st Century Skills Library
- Subseries: Road to Recovery
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 117823
- Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.0
- Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: Mg
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
Table of Contents
- Deep-Sea Divers
- An Elephant Seal's Life
- A Near Disaster
- A Big Turnaround
- Elephant Seals Today
- For More Information
- About the Author
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Reviewed on 1 February 2008
This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are covered in an unbiased tone. The books focus on how humans have stepped up to defend the animals and work toward their preservation. Scattered throughout each book are life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the animals themselves as well as scientists who have worked to save the animals. These asides also pose thought provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills.
Detailed photographs accompany the text and add to the book’s visual appeal.
Amanda Jones, Librarian, Dominion Trail Elementary, Ashburn, Virginia.
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan H. Gray has a masterâ€™s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.
Content Adviser: Dr. Burney Le Boeuf
Department of Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
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