Scientists in the Field
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The Orca Scientists

Follow the scientists working in the Pacific Northwest to learn about the orca whale population there, as they race to save these remarkable mammals from extinction. Perfect for fans of The Great White Shark Scientist and readers looking for excellent nonfiction on this high-interest animal.

The Hyena Scientist

This myth-busting new addition to the critically acclaimed Scientists in the Field series by Sibert medal winning team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop is perfect for nonfiction readers looking for more female scientist narratives, or a fresh perspective on an underrepresented animal—Hyenas!

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife

North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizen scientists, are trying to answer to these questions and more. Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears—and other animals around the globe—who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.

  
Adventure Notes

All Hands on Deck to Support the Southern Residents

by Harriet Low

Late last week, The Seattle Times reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is planning a somewhat unusual intervention in the hopes of supporting J50, a 4-year-old orca whale and Southern Resident who is dangerously emaciated and ailing. Article … Read more

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