Project Seahorse by Pamela S. Turner
(Scientists in the Field Series)

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Seahorses, some of the ocean’s most charming fish, are in trouble. In the past twenty years their populations has declined. They are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. In Handumon in the Philippines, villagers and conservationists have joined to protect the seahorse and the coral reefs where they live. Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey, founders of Project Seahorse, work with Filipino colleagues and local fishers like “Digoy” Paden to protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Through their efforts the Handumon Marine Protected Area is now a model “underwater park” where marine life is safe from fishing.

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Pamela S. Turner has a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications. She has also been a legislative aide and an international health consultant. She has written six books so far: HACHIKO: THE TRUE STORY OF A LOYAL DOG, GORILLA DOCTORS (HMH), LIFE ON EARTH, AND BEYOND, A LIFE IN THE WILD, THE FROG SCIENTIST (HMH) and PROWLING THE SEAS Ms. Turner lives with her family in California.
Published July 28, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 64 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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With striking images of coral-reef inhabitants, this photo-essay introduces Project Seahorse, an international effort to protect and rehabilitate the Danajon Bank, a double reef off a Philippine Island where seahorses once flourished.

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