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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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Elephant Seals, El Nino & Domoic Acid Poisoning

Hello, my name is Ellie, and I’m an Elephant Seal. I’m excited because I’ll become a mother soon. I’ve been pregnant for eleven months. I’ve come to Ano Nuevo, off the central coast of California, USA. Here there’s what we … Continue reading

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Meet the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

Hello, my name is Vance, and I am a Vaquita. I am also known as the Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise. I live off of Mexico in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). There are only 100 of us … Continue reading

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10 Cool Facts About Dolphins

1. Dolphins are mammals and breathe air through the blowhole at the top of their head. Their blowhole doesn’t shoot out water, only air. 2. Killer Whales, or Orcas, are the largest dolphin and grow up to 23 feet (7 … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Facts About Killer Whales, or Orcas

With the documentary out about captive Killer Whales (referred below as Orcas) called “Blackfish,” I thought I would list 10 Interesting Facts About Orca Whales: 1. Orcas are found in all the world’s oceans. 2. Orcas are apex predators and … Continue reading

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