Showing posts with label leatherback turtles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leatherback turtles. Show all posts

May 23, 2013

Have you hugged a turtle today?

Today is World Turtles Day!

May 23 is World Turtle Day, an annual celebration to increase awareness of turtles everywhere. World Turtle Day was started 13 years ago by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR).

To learn more about leatherback turtles, check out our book, Leatherback Turtles, Giant Squids, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Deepest Seas by Ana Maria Rodriquez from our Extreme Animals from Extreme Environments series! And don't forget to hug a turtle today.

The leatherback is named for it's unique shell that looks like leather.

View a sample of the book

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May 09, 2013

Enslow Book Is Awarded

Congratulations to Enslow author, Ana Maria Rodriguez whose book Leatherback Turtles, Giant Squids and Other Mysterious Animals of the Deepest Seas from our Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments series was awarded Honorable Mention in the Children's Books category in the 2013 Green Book Festival's annual competition. According to their web site, their annual competition honors books that "contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment."

For a complete list of winners click here.
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3696-3
Paperback ISBN: 
For Grades 5–9
48 pages
About the Book:
The ocean is one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The deepest ocean zones challenge animal survival in unique ways. When light and warmth totally disappear, when pressure can crush most bodies, and when food is extremely rare, how do deep-sea animals cope? Scientists have sent remotely operated vehicles to the sea floor to capture images and videos of these amazing creatures in hopes of answering these questions. Their expeditions have revealed amazing information about extreme deep-sea animals!