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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins


by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins Resources


Scott O'Dell

The homepage of the late author Scott O'Dell. Get info on the man and his books.

Scott O'Dell Autobiography

Check out the life of the author – written by the man himself.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Online Game and Learning Center

Explore this cool learning site, dedicated to Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to many of the same kinds of animals found on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Explore their site, or just hop in the car (plane) and go visit!.

Marine Life in Southern California

Curious about the animals Karana lives with on the island? Check out this site for more info.

Movie or TV Productions

Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

A film version of the book, directed by James B. Clark, the guy who directed Flipper. A dolphin directorial dynamo, indeed.

Historical Information

The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

Learn about Juana Maria, the inspiration for Karana.

"Between Fact and Fiction: The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island"

A museum exhibition dedicated to the Lone Woman, at the Venture Museum.

"Local Exhibit Debates Lone Women of San Nicolas Island"

This article, from The Lighthouse, covers the museum exhibit dedicated to the Lone Woman of San Nicolas, and debates the question of the Lone Woman's authenticity.

Early California Stories

More on the Lone Woman, courtesy of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.


Island of the Blue Dolphins Trailer

Trailer for O'Dell's book from the Mooresville, IN public library.

Otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Wondering what Mon-a-nee looks like? Cuteness alert!

Giant Pacific Octopus

Is this the devilfish Karana fought? Scary, right?

Sea Elephants

Check out these crazy-looking sea elephants fighting.


Island of the Blue Dolphin Book and Movie Art

Images from both the book and the 1964 movie.

San Nicolas Island

Get a glimpse of the real island.

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