Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath Of An Oil Spill by Roland SmithSea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath Of An Oil Spill by Roland Smith

Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath Of An Oil Spill

byRoland SmithPhotographed byRoland Smith

Paperback | November 15, 1999

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When the Exxon Valdez struck the rocks in Prince William Sound, Alaska, nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the water. The result was an oil slick which threatened all of the area wildlife, especially the sea otters. This is the story of the animal rescue experts who went to Alaska to lend a hand. Illustrated with the author's own photographs, Sea Otter Rescue is a fascinating first-hand account of the heroic measures taken to save the lives of hundreds of sea otters.
Roland Smith is an American author of books for young adults. He was born in Portland, Oregon, and after 20 years of experience as a zookeeper wrote his first book, Sea Otter Rescue, a nonfiction account of his work saving wildlife after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. His other books include Beneath, Inside the Zoo Nursery, and Journey of...
Title:Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath Of An Oil SpillFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.19 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014056621X

ISBN - 13:9780140566215

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 7


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What happened when a gargantuan rig filled to the brim with crude oil was suddenly punctured by rocks off the coast of Alaska? Eleven million gallons of the slick substance poured into the sea and killed millions of fish, birds and plant life for miles and miles. The spill particularly threatened sea otters, so several selfless men and women flocked to the area to help save them and other wildlife. Roland Smith pays tribute to these oceanic creatures and the heroes and heroines who ensured their survival in Sea Otter Rescue.