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Nina Delmar: The Great Whale Rescue (1st) Hardcover – 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Ocean Institute, Manta Publications (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978541707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978541705
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,596,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. Safina is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit organization, The Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Orion, and other periodicals and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and He lives on Long Island, New York.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
"Nina Delmar: The Great Whale Rescue" is an exciting adventure story about the rescue of a humpback whale based on a real, true story. filed with exciting facts and details about the habits and profiles of humpback and other whales, "The Great Whale Rescue" tells an exciting story about a whale that got tangled up in crab trap lines, threatening its life. It's a case for diver whale rescue, with Nina's assistance. Young readers will thrill to the background and content of the true story with detailed illustrations to image parts of the mysterious events. Singing a song of sea conservation that will appeal to a wide audience, "The Great Whale Rescue" reaches across species and wider gaps to enlarge our vision and open our hearts. A chapter bok suitable for readers age 8 and up, "The Great Whale Rescue" is the first children's book by the author, who has written many more books on sea conservation themes, including "Eye of the Albatross," Voyage of the Turtle," and "The View From Lazy Point."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Henry on January 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Though I understand the good intentions behind this book, NO ONE (especially not a child!) should ever try to disentangle a whale or other marine animal unless they are trained to do so. There are many reasons, but the main ones (in no order of priority) include: 1) it's illegal, 2) it's dangerous, and 3) important data information will be lost.

1) The Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act stipulate that heavy fines and even jail time can be incurred if people harass or interact with animals under the Acts' protection without approved permits. Though people's hearts are in the right place when they try to help a protected species, they are, in fact, breaking the law.

2) All those lovely, heartwarming stories you hear about whales calming in the presence of their rescuers or "thanking" them? For each one of those stories there are 10 times as many where the animal was completely uncooperative and a danger to its rescuers. There are people (untrained) who have been killed attempting to disentangle whales. Think about it. These are wild animals that weigh thousands of pounds. They are hurt and they are stressed. Do you really want to be in the water with that? NEVER get into the water with an entangled whale. I have many close friends and colleagues who are TRAINED disentanglers who work from boats and with specialized tools. It's an extremely dangerous job and should only be attempted by professionals.

3) When a whale is disentangled by well-meaning, important data for managers is lost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DC Book Angel on January 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Carl Safina's passion and wonder about all things ocean has been evident in all of his books for adults. Here, readers age 8-12 (and those who wish to be read to) can enjoy the same wonder for the world that covers 70% of our planet. The book is engaging and the young readers who tested it in our house would not come to the table for supper until they were done. The illustrations complement the text perfectly.
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