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Saving Animals from Oil Spills

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On April 20, 2010, a gas explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, beginning what would become one of the largest oil spills ever in U.S. waters. As the scope of the disaster became clear, scientists and volunteers from across the country raced to the coast, determined to try to save the region’s diverse wildlife. With millions of gallons of oil flowing into the Gulf every day, however, the job would be a long and difficult one. In Saving Animals from Oil Spills, readers relive the dramatic events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster and witness the dramatic and courageous rescue attempts that saved the lives of animals whose lives were in danger. Kids will come to appreciate the incredible effort—and compassion—it takes to capture, clean, and release the vulnerable animals whose lives depend on a sustained human response. The inspiring true stories in this book will warm the heart of any animal lover.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Rescuing Animals from Disasters
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617722882, 9781617723315, 9781617723711
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 628.1'6833
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 970
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 7.6
AR Quiz Number 146333
Author Stephen Person
 
  • 2013 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2013

Saving Animals from Oil Spills

Biologist Kayla DiBenedetto rescued pelicans that were covered in brown sticky oil off of the coast of Louisiana after the largest oil spill in U.S. Waters in 2010. In colorful photographs, maps and captions this book describes how a pipe on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig cracked. Workers tried to seal the leak but the oil continued gushing out for nearly three months. Almost a half million gallons of oil flowed from the pipe into the Gulf of Mexico every single day. Scientists, like Kayla, rescued pelicans and other animals to clean and rinse the oil off their bodies so that they wouldn’t die. Photographs depicting pelicans covered in oil before they were cleaned and after they were cleaned are very telling. The book also discusses other oil disasters such as the Exxon Valdez spill. The book also includes a glossary, bibliography and more information. Thankfully scientists, rescue workers and volunteers respond quickly to oil spills helping animals survive.

Saving Animals from Oil Spills

Biologist Kayla DiBenedetto rescued pelicans that were covered in brown sticky oil off of the coast of Louisiana after the largest oil spill in U.S. Waters in 2010. In colorful photographs, maps and captions this book describes how a pipe on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig cracked. Workers tried to seal the leak but the oil continued gushing out for nearly three months. Almost a half million gallons of oil flowed from the pipe into the Gulf of Mexico every single day. Scientists, like Kayla, rescued pelicans and other animals to clean and rinse the oil off their bodies so that they wouldn’t die. Photographs depicting pelicans covered in oil before they were cleaned and after they were cleaned are very telling. The book also discusses other oil disasters such as the Exxon Valdez spill. The book also includes a glossary, bibliography and more information. Thankfully scientists, rescue workers and volunteers respond quickly to oil spills helping animals survive.

Saving Animals from Oil Spills

Featuring colorful, visually packed pages and readable prose, this title in the Rescuing Animals from Disasters series offers an accessible introduction to the impact of oil spills on a variety of creatures. Opening with a pelican rescue off Louisiana’s coast, the spreads move on to an explanation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including a mention of its human toll. Later sections delve further into how oil spills specifically imperil wildlife, along with the processes and materials used for cleaning them. Accounts of animal rescues, rescue workers, and caregivers help personalize the subject, while a discussion of the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident in Alaska further illustrates oil spills’ long-term effects on food chains. Throughout, basic concepts are well conveyed, and inset text adds additional, useful commentary on each page. The abundant photos include some hard-hitting images, such as views of oil-soaked animals and a dead dolphin, but there are also plenty of photos of animal survivors and their rescuers. A glossary, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading are appended.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs