Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock

Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock

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  • * An Audubon Book *
  • * Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian *
  • * CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book *

Atlantic puffins are an important part of the web of life in the North Atlantic, but these charming, comical seabirds had become rare in Maine due to human activity and were in danger of disappearing completely.

This remarkable book chronicles the efforts of biologist Steven Kress to rejuvenate a once-flourishing puffin colony on Egg Rock, an island off the Maine coast, with puffin chicks from Newfoundland. With their large, colorful beaks, their upright posture, and their big, dark eyes, it's easy to see why puffins are popular all over the world. But for the past hundred years, puffins along the coast of Maine have been threatened with local extinction. Biologist Stephen Kress decided to try to bring puffins back to Maine with an experiment that had never been attempted before.

Stunning color photographs on every page capture each step of this wildlife success story. As you learn about The Puffin Project, you'll also learn all about puffins how they are so wonderfully adapted to their ocean environment, how they catch fish, socialize, nest in burrows, and raise their young. Color throughout.

Ages:  10-13

Grades:  5-7

Lexile Measure:  1010L

Additional Information

Author Pete Salmansohn
Publisher Tilbury House
Publication Date 2003
Edition Paperback
Pages 40
ISBN13 9780884481713