Spill by Dave Anderson
Oil and Orcas in the Salish Sea

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The Strander family, vacationing on a sailboat watches in disbelief as a container ship grounds on the rocks off Stuart Island in the San Juans. Will they be able to help turn back the orcas that are heading for the deadly bunker fuel oozing from the torn open hull? Can they help put a boom in place to keep the tide from pushing the oil into pristine Mosquito Pass? Will Sidney, on her jet ski, be able to rescue kayakers surrounded by the fast drifting oil? When the ship explodes and catches Stuart Island on fire, will the Sea Scout troop make it to safety? Will Mr. Strander recover after his near drowning when he plunges into the gooey mess trying to rescue an oiled river otter? This book imagines a relatively small container ship oil spill in the Salish Sea as a wakeup call for what could happen with the proposed dramatically increased tanker traffic in the Haro Strait area. The effects of such a spill could extend from Vancouver to Seattle, destroying that pristine environment, including orcas and other marine life.
 

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Published April 12, 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 184 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction