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Saving the Spotted Handfish
Have you ever seen a fish that could do a handstand?
This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two things: walking on its "hands" (pectoral fins), and being the first marine fish anywhere in the world to be listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Spotted Handfish has survived since the time of the dinosaurs – until now. Invasive seastars, pollution and climate change mean that this unique Australian is in real trouble – raise your hand if you want to know more!
Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish is perfect for primary aged readers.
- Marine environment story, narrated by a handfish
- Showcases handfish biology and ecology, in addition to threats and their conservation plight, and importantly, how science is stepping in to save the day
- Includes a Fact File section and a Glossary
"Hold On!: Saving the Spotted Handfish is a Marine environment story, narrated by a handfish, and showcasing handfish biology and ecology, including to environmental threats and their conservation plight, as well as how science is stepping in to save the day. Of special note is the inclusion of a Fact File section and a Glossary, making Hold On!: Saving the Spotted Handfish especially recommended for elementary school and community library collections for children ages 8-12."Bookwatch