Category Archives: Marine Mammals

10 Cool Facts About Polar Bears

1. A polar bear’s skin (under its white fur) is actually black to help keep it warm. A polar bear’s white hairs are hollow to help it float while swimming. 2. A polar bear can growl, roar, chuff, hiss, whimper … Continue reading

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10 Cool Facts about Narwhals

1. Narwhals are often called the “Unicorns of the Sea” because of their tusk, which is actually a long tooth. 2. Most male narwhals have a tusk, while only some females have one. Some narwhals even have two tusks! Their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manatee Rescue by Nicola Davies

“Manatee Rescue” by Nicola Davies (Candlewick Press, 2015) is a middle grade (grades 4-8) children’s book about a rescued baby manatee in the Amazon. In the backmatter, we find out that this book is based on a true-life story. There … Continue reading

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10 Fascinating Facts About Manatees

10 Fascinating Facts About Manatees 1. Manatees, despite being called “sea cows” are related to elephants! 2. Besides weighing a lot (1000 pounds or 454 kilograms, more or less), both elephants and manatees have fingernails. 3. Manatees like warm water … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tilikum’s Dream by Tracey Lynn Coryell

Tilikum’s Dream (Eifrig Publishing, 2015) is a rhyming children’s book about Tilikum, a killer whale, who recently died (January 6, 2017) in his concrete pool of 21 years at Sea World. It is written by Tracey Lynn Coryell and illustrated … Continue reading

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