By Terrie M. Williams
Whilst a day-old Hawaiian monk seal doggy is attacked and deserted by way of his mom on a seashore in Kauai, environmental officers needs to make a decision in the event that they may still keep the baby animal or enable nature to take its direction. yet as a member of the main endangered marine mammal species in U.S. waters, Kauai puppy 2, or KP2, is simply too worthy to lose, and he embarks on an odyssey that would take him throughout an ocean to the one certified caretaker to just accept the task, eminent natural world biologist Dr. Terrie M. Williams.
The neighborhood islanders see KP2 as an venerated member in their neighborhood, yet executive brokers and scientists needs to contemplate the $64000 position he may well play in amassing wisdom and knowledge approximately this seriously endangered and infrequent species. in simple terms 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals continue to exist within the wild; if their decline keeps with no intervention, they face definite extinction inside fifty years. In a arguable choice, environmental officers ship KP2 to Williams's marine mammal lab in Santa Cruz, California, the place she and her workforce display screen his failing eyesight and assemble the most important facts which may aid keep KP2's species.
But whereas this younger seal is the topic of a posh environmental fight and severe media scrutiny, KP2 is additionally a boisterous and affectionate animal who adjustments the lives of the people who be aware of and deal with him-especially that of Williams. at the same time she unravels the key biology of monk seals by way of learning his habit and coaching him, Williams reveals a kindred spirit in his loving nature and resilient power. Their tale captures the common bond among people and animals and emphasizes the methods we support and rely on each other. The healthiness of the world's oceans and the survival of individuals and creatures alike depend upon this historic connection.
The Odyssey of KP2 is an inside of examine the lifetime of a scientist and the position that her learn performs within the improvement of conservation efforts, bringing our modern environmental panorama to existence. it's also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable character by no means falters, at the same time his destiny hangs within the balance.