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Sea Lions in the Navy

From the Series America's Animal Soldiers

Gremlin dove deep into the water and quickly found what he was looking for: a sea mine on the ocean floor. He attached a clamp to the mine so that workers could safely pull it out of the water. Gremlin is a sea lion that was trained by the U.S. Navy to protect American sailors and ships from danger. Because sea lions are smart and able to swim fast, dive deep, and fit through narrow spaces, they can locate mines and capture enemies underwater more quickly than humans or machines can. In this book, young readers will meet the California sea lions that work with the U.S. Navy to patrol sea and coastal waters around the world. They'll also discover the history, training, and care of these brave working animals. Full-color photos and dramatic true tales capture the stories of these animals and their critical military missions.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Category Hi-Lo
Subject Animals, Language Arts, Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.4
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
Dewey 599.79'75
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Meish Goldish