The great shark rescue : saving the whale sharks / Sandra Markle.
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- ISBN: 9781541510418
- ISBN: 1541510410
- Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 
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Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Trapped! -- Whale sharks in trouble -- A mysterious life -- Oceans of problems -- Safe havens -- Ocean detective tools -- Rescued! -- Great whites need help too -- Author's note -- You know? -- Timeline.
Presents the story of whale sharks-- the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change, they were categorized as endangered in 2016. Despite the marine sanctuaries set aside to protect whale sharks, their population is still decreasing. These gentle giants may be accidentally caught in fishing nets, fished by poachers, or hit by a ship's propeller. But new conservation methods, which include enlisting volunteers to spot them as well as tagging and remotely following them--are giving experts hope. Can volunteers and scientists help save the world's biggest fish before it's too late?
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
If sharks are scary, what about whale sharksâthe biggest of all? Though the text compares their full-grown length to that of a school bus, the fear factor is diminished when readers learn that it eats only small fish, krill, and plankton. The species is endangered, its numbers diminished due to commercial fishing trawlers. As climate change shifts ocean temperatures along with the whale sharks' migration routes, biologists are using new technologies to collect data on their movements and asking countries to protect marine areas vital to the whale shark. Markle shares her fascination with the species, clearly explaining what is known and wondering about questions that are not yet understood, such as why pregnant females release their pups near intercontinental ridges. The many color photos, diagrams, and maps are well integrated with the text, providing pictures of whale sharks and researchers as well as visual aids for explaining matters such as how purse-seine-fishing nets work. A fascinating companion volume to Markle's The Great Penguin Rescue (2017) and The Great Rhino Rescue (2018). Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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