/ Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By A.N. Kini '13
Marine scientist Ellen Prager '84 branches out...into the world of fiction, with The Shark Whisperer, a children's book that explores ocean's real problems.
A kid who swims with sharks?
That would be Tristan Hunt, the 12-year-old hero of “The Shark Whisperer.” He goes to a beach camp expecting sand and sunburn but discovers a new talent: communicating with sharks.
Like Tristan, the book’s author, Ellen Prager, has gotten very close to sharks; she has even petted them. Studying sharks and other sea creatures is part of her job as a marine scientist....“Millions of sharks die like this every year,” Prager said. “This is very harmful to oceans because sharks are important predators.” They help keep the fish population in balance.
Image: by Rodrigo Garvla; from article
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