• Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:fish, habitat loss, hatchery, aquaculture, ecosystem
  • Pub Date:03/15/2022
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1090L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Salmon: Swimming for Survival introduces us to the dramatic life story of salmon.

These fish hatch in streams, swim extreme distances out to sea, and then migrate home to where they were born to produce the next generation. But today their habitats and very survival are threatened by human activity. This book looks at the unique biology of salmon, their importance to many Indigenous communities, their cultural and economic impact and the vital role they play in ecosystems. With profiles from scientists, educators, fishers and more, learn about the people who are working hard to change the uncertain future of salmon and improve the chance that these iconic fish can survive for generations to come.

“A wealth of good, up-to-date information...This comprehensive book has a great deal to offer to help everyone understand the critical nature of salmon conservation. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This informative book...takes a complex subject and breaks it down into parts that are easy to comprehend. Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
“The author of the text is an expert in the fields of biology and ecosystems, and every page is infused with her expertise...Bold colorful print make the book reader friendly and an excellent addition to any middle school library.”
– Children's Literature
CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books List   | 2023  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2022  |  Commended