Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Spiral-Bound | April 11, 2023

Nora Nickum

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*Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
* Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) Bestseller - Early & Middle Reader

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 to find inspiration for a wide range of future careers.
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200 pages
ISBN-10: 1641607939
Item Weight: 0.9 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
Superpod is a thoroughly researched and lyrically written ode to the orcas. Whether you’re a longtime fan or encountering orcas for the first time, you will come away with a deeper appreciation of the magnificence of these animals and the dedication of all those who work to ensure their survival.” —Dr. Lisa Graumlich, dean emeritus, University of Washington College of the Environment
Nora Nickum is the senior ocean policy manager at the Seattle Aquarium. She also writes nonfiction and fiction books for children, many of which celebrate biodiversity and explore today’s wildlife conservation challenges and innovative solutions. She lives with her family on an island in Washington State, where they are sometimes lucky enough to spot whales from shore. Visit her online at