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If you take away the otter

Author: Susannah Buhrman-Deever; Matthew Trueman
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and destroyed entire kelp forests. Fish and other animals that depended on the kelp were lost, too. But when people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Juvenile works
Creative nonfiction
Instructional and educational works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Buhrman-Deever; Matthew Trueman
ISBN: 9780763689346 0763689343
OCLC Number: 1117549406
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Susannah Buhruman-Deever ; illustrated by Matthew Trueman.

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On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and destroyed entire kelp forests. Fish and other animals that depended on the kelp were lost, too. But when people protected the sea otters with new laws, their numbers began to recover, and so did the kelp forests. The author offers an account of a trophic cascade, which happens when the removal of a single element affects an entire habitat.--Amazon.com.

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If You Take Away the Otter

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published 2020-09-16) Excellent Permalink

This book helps to explain the value and importance of the circle of life under the sea. It explains in great detail how just one animal, the otter is important to our ecosystem. Kids will love learning about the different kinds of life in the ocean, and they will enjoy looking at the beautiful pictures.

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