Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath Of An Oil Spill

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byRoland SmithPhotographed byRoland Smith

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

Roland Smith was born in Portland, Oregon on November 30, 1951. He received a Bachelor's degree in English from Portland State University. His job working for a children's zoo began a 20-year career as a zookeeper. After working to save wildlife following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, his first non-fiction book, Sea Otter Rescue, was pub...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 10 × 8.06 × 0.25 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.