Based on a true experience, this is the story of a right whale, Clio, and her newborn calf, Pasha, who arrive during the short northern summer, in the rich, cold waters of the Bay of Fundy to feed and replace stores of fat. With fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales in existence, mother and baby whale are being tracked by a research team studying their habitat and inter-relationships. While monitoring whales on a routine fly-over, a researcher notices one whale tangled in some fishing gear. Baby Pasha is trapped in nets! Quickly, an international team of researchers and conservationists comes together to try and disentangle the animal and save its life. This wonderful story is beautifully illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm who has illustrated a number of best-selling books.About the Author: Deborah Tobin, the disentanglement outreach coordinator for East Coast Ecosystems Research Organization, has been working on marine enviromental issues since 1988, and on right whale research and conservation since 1992.
Publication Date: 20030105
- Atlantic Books in Schools
- English Language Arts
- Grade Range: P/M-6
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