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The local islanders see KP2 as an honored member of their community, but government agents and scientists must consider the important role he could play in gathering knowledge and data about this critically endangered and rare species. Only 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals survive in the wild; if their decline continues without intervention, they face certain extinction within fifty years. In a controversial decision, environmental officials send KP2 to Williams's marine mammal lab in Santa Cruz, California, where she and her team monitor his failing eyesight and gather crucial data that could help save KP2's species.
But while this young seal is the subject of a complex environmental struggle and intense media scrutiny, KP2 is also a boisterous and affectionate animal who changes the lives of the humans who know and care for him-especially that of Williams. Even as she unravels the secret biology of monk seals by studying his behavior and training him, Williams finds a kindred spirit in his loving nature and resilient strength. Their story captures the universal bond between humans and animals and emphasizes the ways we help and rely upon one another. The health of the world's oceans and the survival of people and creatures alike depend on this ancient connection.
The Odyssey of KP2 is an inside look at the life of a scientist and the role that her research plays in the development of conservation efforts, bringing our contemporary environmental landscape to life. It is also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable personality never falters, even as his fate hangs in the balance.
This story is about American families who are motivated to
go to work with American business firms in Switzerland that have higher
salaries and better working conditions than in the United States.
These families are able to send their children to private
schools and to live in sumptuous villas. At the Collège de Léman, a high school
that their teenagers attend, the students become romantically involved with one
another and engage in love affairs. Some are lasting, while others are not. In
one instance, a young girl tries to end her life when her boyfriend breaks up
with her and starts a relationship with her best friend.
After graduating from the Collège the students become
alienated by living abroad. Instead of returning to the United States to
continue their studies in American Universities, they prefer to go to England,
Italy, France and the Middle East.
One student in particular chooses to go to Athens, Greece
where he enrolls at Pierce University to continue his studies. Greece is the
capital of drugs coming from Afghanistan and Iraq. He immediately succumbs to
taking opium and other potent drugs. Was this the reason he chose to go to
Athens? In the meantime, he writes his girlfriend who he jilted to come and
join him in Athens. As much as she still loves him she is undecided on what to