Return of the Sea Otter by Todd McLeishA science journalists journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding hands--reveal the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean. Once hunted for their prized fur during the 1700s and 1800s, these animals nearly went extinct. Only now, nearly a century after hunting ceased, are populations showing stable growth in some places. Sea otters are a keystone species in coastal areas, feeding on sea urchins, clams, crab, and other crustaceans. When they are present, kelp beds are thick and healthy, providing homes for an array of sealife. When otters disappear, sea urchins take over, and the kelp disappears along with all of the creatures that live in the beds. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are floating around in coves in California, Washington, and Alaska.
Todd McLeish is a science writer with three published books, all on natural history topics: Narwhals, Basking with Humpbacks, and Golden Wings and Hairy Toes: New England Wildlife. He is a popular public speaker on cruise ships and at museums and environmental centers and has published articles on wildlife topics in Earthwatch Journal, Bird Watchers Digest, WildBird, and Natural New England, among other publications.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It
It was released direct-to-DVD. The plot follows a goth girl named Cassie Emily Osment moving into a new town and fascinated by the occult. At a mysterious Halloween store, the store owner Tobin Bell insists on selling her an old book. Stuck with her brother Max Alex Winzenread on Halloween night, she reads the book to him, despite the book's warnings not to read it out aloud or think about its monster. The monster comes to life and captures Max. Cassie, with help from her friend, must save Max and defeat the monster before their parents return from a Halloween party.
It was released direct-to-DVD. The plot follows a goth girl named Cassie Emily Osment moving into a new town and fascinated by the occult. At a mysterious Halloween store, the store owner Tobin Bell insists on selling her an old book. Stuck with her brother Max Alex Winzenread on Halloween night, she reads the book to him, despite the book's warnings not to read it out aloud or think about its monster. The monster comes to life and captures Max.
Sign in. Watch now. Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town. The new kid in town discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences. Ethan Morgan, his half-vampire babysitter and pals battle against creatures from their nightmares. The Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular is based on the comics and children's books of popular artist and writer Jill Thompson.