When the Exxon Valdez struck the rocks in Prince William Sound, Alaska, nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the water. The result was an oil slick which threatened all of the area wildlife, especially the sea otters. This is the story of the animal rescue experts who went to Alaska to lend a hand. Illustrated with the author's own photographs, Sea Otter Rescue is a fascinating first-hand account of the heroic measures taken to save the lives of hundreds of sea otters.
About the Author
Roland Smith is an American author of books for young adults. He was born in Portland, Oregon, and after 20 years of experience as a zookeeper wrote his first book, Sea Otter Rescue, a nonfiction account of his work saving wildlife after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. His other books include Beneath, Inside the Zoo Nursery, and Journey of the Red Wolf, which won the Oregon Book Award in 1996.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sea Otter Rescue chronicles the 1984 oil spill in Alaska. The book starts with a detailed third person description of the moment the oil spill happened in Prince William Sounds. Later chapters discuss the life of sea otters, how they were affected by the oil spill, and how volunteers' efforts saved many of their lives. Some of the pictures made me cry, actually.
The book has a great storyline to it! I enjoyed it so much that I even bought 250 copies and read them all. YAY!