The Manatee Scientists by Peter Lourie
Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientists in the Field Series)

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In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees from the Florida sky; Lucy Keith spends a weekend rescuing manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes the author on an Amazonian boat trip, looking for a young manatee he released back into the wild, with emotional results. These scientists are working hard to save manatees: docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others. But factors such as human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted are causing their numbers to decline: they are an endangered species, in need of help.


About Peter Lourie

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Peter Lourie is an author and photographer. He has published more than twenty books for young readers. He lives with his family in Vermont.
Published March 28, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 80 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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These three researchers track the animals in different ways, use biological techniques to learn more about their lives, work with people of the area toward protection and even, in Brazil, experiment with returning some to the wild from captivity.

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