By Terrie M. Williams
While a day-old Hawaiian monk seal domestic dog is attacked and deserted by means of his mom on a seashore in Kauai, environmental officers needs to make a decision in the event that they should still store the infant animal or permit nature to take its direction. yet as a member of the main endangered marine mammal species in U.S. waters, Kauai doggy 2, or KP2, is just too valuable to lose, and he embarks on an odyssey that might take him throughout an ocean to the one certified caretaker to just accept the activity, eminent flora and fauna biologist Dr. Terrie M. Williams.
The neighborhood islanders see KP2 as an venerated member in their neighborhood, yet executive brokers and scientists needs to think about the real function he may perhaps play in collecting wisdom and knowledge approximately this seriously endangered and infrequent species. purely 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals continue to exist within the wild; if their decline maintains 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 computer screen his failing eyesight and assemble the most important information that can aid retailer KP2's species.
But whereas this younger seal is the topic of a fancy environmental fight and excessive media scrutiny, KP2 can also be a boisterous and affectionate animal who adjustments the lives of the people who comprehend and take care of him-especially that of Williams. at the same time she unravels the key biology of monk seals through learning his habit and coaching him, Williams reveals a kindred spirit in his loving nature and resilient energy. Their tale captures the common bond among people and animals and emphasizes the methods we support and rely on each other. The well-being of the world's oceans and the survival of individuals and creatures alike rely on this historic connection.
The Odyssey of KP2 is an inside of examine the lifetime of a scientist and the function that her examine 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, while his destiny hangs within the balance.