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A ROLLICKING OCEAN ADVENTURE

"Will inspire the next generation of marine scientists..."

- Stephen Kavanagh, Marine Biologist, Ireland

"Sweeps the young reader into an engaging marine adventure"

- Jill Coates, Oyster Farmer, Australia

"Helps children discover their own connection to self and the world around them."

-Ann Solomon-Schwartz, LMSW Family Therapist, USA

"Imaginative as it is informative. A valuable teaching tool for schools or at home."

- Dr. Katsuyoshi Mori, President of the World Oyster, Japan

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THE WHY

Currently, oysters are not so much top of mind, but rather top of taste with their salty liquor served up on the half-shell at most happy-hours.  And so, Sammy Spat and the Big Rescue was created with the intension of increasing oyster literacy for our collective betterment.  Why?  Because oysters are key to the health of our one ocean. Oysters pre-date humans and their natural reefs have helped us survive and thrive since our beginning.  Today approximately 85% of reef systems worldwide are gone.  Now, we need to return the favor and support oyster aquaculture and restoration efforts around the world.

 and meet….

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...and more. Sammy Spat and the Big Rescue won’t disappoint!

 

The Crabs (mean as mean can be)

Allison Alewife (a renagade fish with a twinkle)

 

Louie de Lobstah (a hit man on the run)

 

 

Stella Starfish (a devouring trickster)

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TAKE THE PLUNGE & RIDE THE TIDE WITH SAMMY

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AUTHOR

Kahren Dowcett lives on Cape Cod, Sammy Spat’s birthplace, and home to some of the best oysters anywhere.  She holds degrees in Theatre Design & Production and Educational Leadership. Her love for the environment is undeniable. And creating ways to make the invisible visible drives her. For Ms. Dowcett, the “world is her oyster” not so much for the taking, but for the sharing and caring. MORE

ILLUSTRATOR

Barbara Harmon is a natural science illustrator who divides her time between Ocala, FL and Orleans, MA. Her training includes a Master's degree in medical illustration, and a Bachelor's degree (double majors in zoology and fine art). Clients and collectors include the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MORE

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SCIENCE ADVISOR

Anamarija Frankić, Ph.D. is a founding director of the Green Harbors Project®, and the Biomimicry LivingLabs®, a research professor at UMass Boston and University of Zadar, Croatia. Anamarija has devoted her life in discovering secrets of the sea world, by listening and observing the wisdom nature provides. Oysters have always been the most intriguing part of her research. MORE