Dolphins

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Lerner Publications, Jan 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Like a slick, gray torpedo, a dolphin breaks the water's surface and leaps into a graceful arc. Its shiny skin glistens in the sunlight, just before it dives deeply again. Marine and river dolphins are highly social mammals that live in groups called schools in oceans and rivers. While many people are fascinated with dolphins, humans also have caused them harm. Fishing practices once decreased the number of marine dolphins. River dolphins are greatly affected by the pollution created by humans. Yet many people are working to protect dolphins and their natural habitats. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.
 

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Page 45 - Kenneth, et al. The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

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Sally M. Walker has brought science to life in more than fifty books for young readers. Her meticulous research and stirring storytelling in Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley won her the prestigious Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Medal in 2006. She also won acclaim for Fossil Fish Found Alive, an ALA Notable title. In Written in Bone, she brings that same skill and scholarship to uncover the stories of people from the colonial era. She worked alongside scientists, forensic anthropologists, and archivists as they excavated and studied skeletons, burial practices, and remnants found in Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Walker lives in De Kalb, Illinois.

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