New PDF release: 90 Miles to Havana

By Enrique Flores-Galbis

ISBN-10: 1429969679

ISBN-13: 9781429969673

While Julian's mom and dad make the heartbreaking choice to ship him and his brothers clear of Cuba to Miami through the Pedro Pan operation, the men are thrust right into a new global the place bullies run rampant and it's no longer regularly transparent how top to guard themselves.

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The United States Navy has taught them to look for underwater mines, to help save divers who are in trouble, and to pick up objects from the ocean bottom. Which is the biggest dolphin? The orca. A male orca can be up to 22 feet (7 m) long and weigh 9,900 pounds (4,450 kg). Compare this with the bottlenose, which is less than half this length and weighs no more than 400 pounds (180 kg). The orca, sometimes called killer whale, is also one of the fastest swimming dolphins. When chasing its prey, an orca can surge up to 40 miles (64 km) an hour.

4 t); and the height of a two-story building—20 feet (6 m)! Fifty people could stand on its tongue! The heart of the blue whale is also impressive. 1 t) of blood through the whale’s body. A human could crawl through its main artery. 36 How big is a baby blue whale? VERY! 5 m) long and weighs some 2 tons (2 t). Quite a baby! The baby blue whale nurses about 40 times a day. Each day it slurps down about 130 gallons (494 l) of its mother’s rich milk. 5 kg) every hour. In just one week it doubles its weight!

A scientist once clocked it swimming along at an amazing 35 miles (56 km) an hour! Because it twists and turns like a small fish when swimming fast, some call it the sardine whale. Which is the smallest baleen whale? The pygmy right whale. 3 m) long. Dark on top and white underneath, pygmy rights have short baleen and are found only in the Southern Hemisphere. 44 Will there always be whales in the seas? That depends on all of us. The old threat to whales was from whalers. Over the years, they killed millions of whales.

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