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The Orca Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series)

Kim Perez Valice, Andy Comins (By (photographer))


List Price: 18.99*
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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.

Orcas have a reputation for being bloodthirsty, but that myth is being debunked as scientists learn more about these "killer" animals. Readers follow scientists in the Pacific Northwest who study the nuanced communication patterns, family structure, and socialization of orca whales, from marine biologists to specialists in the study of sound.

With stunning photography and attention to field-based detail, The Orca Scientists paints a vivid picture of the individuals who have made it their life's work to better understand orcas, as well as the whales they are helping to avoid extinction.

Praise For The Orca Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series)

"Fans of these popular marine mammals will be intrigued."--Kirkus

A solid selection for collections where the series is popular."--School Library Journal

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544898264, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2018

About the Author

Kimberly Perez Valice is a writer who lives in Michigan with her family. The Orca Scientists is her first book. Visit Kimberly at, or on Twitter at @kimpvalice.

Andy Comins is a California photographer who specializes in portraiture and children's photography. His books include The Frog Scientist and Stronger Than Steel.
Instagram: @amcomins