What is echolocation? Which animals use it? When? How? Why?
Whales and other aquatic animals have some of the most amazing real-world superpowers. Echolocation is one of them and it is the focus of the debut book from The Super Fins®, the world’s first animated, aquatic news network and online resource for animal fans of all ages (www.TheSuperFins.com).
Albert the Orca Explains Echolocation to The Super Fins illustrated by Jim Siergey and written by Scott A. Rowan introduces the world to The Super Fins’ correspondents and their friend, Albert the Orca®. In this story, Albert reveals to Whiskers the River Otter® that echolocation is a special ability whales and a few other mammals posses that is like having a GPS system in your head. Readers learn how Albert and his friends use echolocation to find their way in the dark, avoid threats, and detect prey they cannot see.
Fully animated and written in classic comic book style, Albert the Orca Explains Echolocation to The Super Fins explains complicated aspects of the animal kingdom, animal anatomy, and scientific principles in easy-to-understand and fun storytelling. With more than 100 illustrations, this book offers visual explanations of complex topics that bypass barriers of spoken language, educational level, and age.
Mama Orca®, Toro the Bull Shark®, and Scampi the Shrimp® join Whiskers and Albert in this story. In future stories, readers will meet the rest of The Super Fins – Cinca the Sea Star®, Portly the Porpoise®, and Sheldon the Snapping Turtle® – will reveal stunning animal superpowers by introducing readers to more aquatic friends.
Learn to speak whale!
We can’t guarantee your can speak with orcas like Albert, but the interactive activities in the newly launched Marine Mammal Headquarters at TheSuperFins.com will help you learn how to understand whales and other cetaceans. Launched in conjunction with the publication of Albert the Orca Explains Echolocation to The Super Fins, the MMHQ is a digital playground for animal fans where they can listen to audio clips, watch hours of video, search for animals by their location or endangered threat level and test your animal IQ with the Cool, Gross & Weird© (C/G/W) trivia test series.