The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

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The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale a€” a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll a€” as the whale became known a€” was an instant celebrity, drawing 20, 000 visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing a€œkillersa€ and grew to love and respect a€œorcas.a€Newman stared at the whale, waiting for a sign of the vicious behavior that would make his decision easy. ... But from the moment Burich called to relay the message that he and Bauer had hooked a live, healthy killer and it just might beanbsp;...

Title:The Killer Whale Who Changed the World
Author: Mark Leiren-Young
Publisher:Greystone Books - 2016-09-13

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