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What to Read on World Ocean Day: Scientists and Non Profits Herald New Eco-Thriller Eye of the Whale
Date:5/18/2010

Scientists and non-profits are finding a surprising ally in a new work of fact-based fiction. Bestselling author Douglas Carlton Abrams' eco-thriller 'Eye of the Whale' is being utilized by marine scientists and advocates for it's ability to show the larger story of the dangers that face our oceans and point toward common solutions.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2010 -- The U.S. greets World Ocean Day this year (June 8, 2010) with national awareness keenly tuned to things aquatic.

A tidal wave of urgent headlines in current news cycles demonstrate that the oceans are in trouble, including: the Gulf oil spill, potential reversal of the 1986 Ban on Commercial Whaling, plastic islands in the ocean, collapsing fisheries from overfishing, and toxins in fish.

As public opinion swells, toward doing "something" about these seemingly overwhelming problems, Scientists and non-profits are finding a surprising ally in a new work of fact-based fiction. Bestselling author Douglas Carlton Abrams' eco-thriller Eye of the Whale is being utilized by marine scientists and advocates for it's ability to show the larger story of the dangers that face our oceans and point toward common solutions.

Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group says, "Eye of the Whale is a page-turning blend of great storytelling and the latest insights of the world's leading environmental scientists... When people put his novel down, what they will pick up, I predict, is fresh resolve for the fight to save planet Earth."
    
In the three years of researching and writing the book, Abrams worked with many of the world's leading marine biologists and eco-toxicologists. It is this factual base combined with the power of a we
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