The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species

by Peter Lourie

Manatees are cute, charismatic, and endangered.  Join author-photographer Pete Lourie on a journey around the world (Florida, Brazil, and West Africa) as he profiles three scientists who are currently working towards getting this gentle sea mammal off the endangered species list. 

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544225299
  • ISBN-10: 0544225295
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 05/03/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 38

About the book

Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others.  But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline. In Manatee Scientists, readers meet three scientists working very hard in three different parts of the world to save the manatee. Get an eye-opening, close-up view of their far-flung expeditions to Brazil, Senegal, and Florida in this beautifully photographed addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field books. 

About the author
Peter Lourie

Peter Lourie is an author and photographer. He has published more than twenty books for young readers. He lives with his family in Vermont.


"It lives up to the standards set by others in this stellar series."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This is a living, breathing window into the watery world of manatee studies, with eager scientists pursuing the preservation of stressed sirenian populations with determination and grit."—School Library Journal