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The author describes how, while training for a long-distance swim off the coast of California, she encountered a baby gray whale that had become separated from its mother and had been following her instead, and relates her efforts to find the baby's mother.
Publisher: New York : A. A. Knopf, 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307495754
Characteristics: 1 online resource (147 pages)


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Mar 01, 2011

When Lynne Cox was seventeen years old and finishing her morning swim off the California coast, she suddenly found herself surrounded by a swirling school of anchovies, grunion, and tuna. But Lynne could sense another, larger presence in the water with her. After another mile or so, Lynne got her answer?an eighteen-foot-long baby gray whale was following her. Lynne knew that this ?little? whale was migrating with its mother to the Bering Strait. But there was no mother whale?and at forty feet in length, Lynne would know if she were nearby. Soon a network of fishermen and lifeguards were on the lookout while the youngster?dubbed Grayson?swam with Lynne. And Lynne had to stay in the water, because if Grayson tried to follow her to shore, he?d die. This true adventure is fraught with danger, emotion, suspense, and an overwhelming sense of awe at the beauties of the ocean and its creatures.

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