Warm Water Miracles
Was it too late to save the Florida manatee? For thousands of years, this gentle sea creature had lived peacefully in the warm waters around Florida. Yet by the 1970s, years of hunting and boating accidents had pushed the animal to the brink of extinction. Would people find a way to help the manatee survive? In Florida Manatees: Warm Water Miracles,children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost. Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the country’s endangered wildlife. Full-color photographs and a habitat map enrich this heartfelt story of conservationism and courage.