The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist's Fight to Save a Species (Paperback)

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An inside look at a renowned marine biologist's quest to save an abandoned, endangered seal pup

Only eleven hundred Hawaiian monk seals survive in the wild. Without intervention, they face certain extinction within fifty years. When a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup, later named Kauai Pup 2, or KP2, is attacked and abandoned by his mother on a beach, he is rushed off on a journey that will take him across the ocean to the California marine lab of eminent wildlife biologist Dr. Terrie M. Williams. As Williams works with the boisterous KP2 to save his species, she forms a lasting bond with him that illustrates the importance of the survival of all earth's creatures and the health of the world's oceans.

About the Author


Terrie M. Williams, LCSW, one of "Ebony" magazine's "Power 150" for Activism and "Woman s Day" magazine s 50 Women on a Mission to Change the World, is an advocate for change and empowerment. For more than thirty years, she has used her influence and communications expertise to educate and engage audiences in causes. She launched the Terrie Williams Agency in 1988, with superstar Eddie Murphy and the late jazz legend Miles Davis as her first clients, and has continued to represent some of the biggest personalities and businesses in entertainment, sports, business, and politics including Prince and Mo Nique. Her book "Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens" addressed challenges our youth combat everyday. Her critically acclaimed book "Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We re Not Hurting" recounts her personal struggle with depression and the impact the stigma of mental illness has particularly on the African American community. Her creation of a mental health advocacy campaign led to a collaboration with the Ad Council and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) on a national initiative of mental health recovery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143123521
ISBN-10: 0143123521
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
Pages: 283
Language: English