Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest
By Nora Nickum


208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

ISBN 9781641607933

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2023)


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Meet the playful and beloved Southern Resident orcas and the people working to save them from extinction using tactics that vary from medicine and laws to drones and dogs
The endangered Southern Resident orcas whistle and click their way around the waters of the Pacific Northwest in three small family groups while facing boat noise, pollution, and scarce food. Superpod introduces young readers to the experts who are training scat-sniffing dogs, inventing ways to treat sick orcas, quieting the waters, studying whales from the air, and speaking out. Author Nora Nickum also discusses her own work on laws to protect the orcas, tackles the dark history of orca capture for marine parks, and shares moments of wonder.
Readers can dive in to help save these majestic orcas with diverse action ideas and find inspiration for a wide range of future careers.

Author Biography

Nora Nickum is the senior ocean policy manager at the Seattle Aquarium, where she leads orca recovery and other ocean conservation policy efforts. Nora writes nonfiction and fiction books for children, many of which celebrate biodiversity and STEM topics and explore today’s wildlife conservation challenges and innovative solutions. She lives in Washington State.