For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions. Often, without considering the orcas' quality of life. While kept in captivity, killer whales are forced to do many tricks they normally wouldn’t do in the wild. Over the years, there have been numerous controversies regarding killer whales
“ The story of the whale is so remarkable, that were there not so many witnesses, I would not venture to tell it, lest I be accused of exaggeration.”
The main topic of Whale Talk is violence/ abuse. Chris Crutcher shows this through his imagery, symbols, and theme. He shows this theme vividly throughout the book. Chris also uses many real life references such as people from his life. He also provides some accuracies to his own life.
In fact the relative number of spindle cells in killer whales is larger than that of even the human brain,” This gives high implications of social bonds within orcas, Crawford even points out that, “vocal patterns found within orca pods demonstrate levels of communication beyond mere sounds.” The similarities our brains have to the orcas is so astounding that it’s a wonder why anyone would ever want to keep that information unheard or untalked about. But minimal knowledge at both the Lobster Fest in ‘Consider the Lobster’ and at SeaWorld is what sells.
He explains that “the biggest heart in the world is inside the blue whale” and that the blue whale’s “valves are as big as swinging doors in a saloon,” so big that a “child could walk around in it” (Doyle 82). This is also where Doyle relates the essay to human beings with the analogy of the child followed by the statement that the blue whale’s heart is “waaaaay bigger than your car” (Doyle 82). After connecting the whale to humans, Doyle explains that blue whales “travel in pairs,” meaning that love is a part of their lives (Doyle 82). Although it would be logical that everything would be perfect for a whale and their partner, “their penetrating moaning cries, their piercing yearning tongue, can be heard underwater for miles and miles” (Doyle 82). By feeling love through the heart, the whale feels pain and agony, supporting and killing the whale at the same
Killer whales are confined to tanks that are far too small for them. This can trigger unwanted and dangerous behaviors out of the whales (Humane Society). Would you want to live your life in a bathtub or a small pool? In 1987, trainer Jonathan Smith was performing with one of the orcas in a full audience. One of the orcas took a hold of his foot and dragged him to the very bottom of the tank. The whale brought him back to the surface and let go, but another orca then slammed into him and dragged him back under water. Smith eventually escaped with a lacerated liver, ruptured kidney, and cuts all around his torso. He thinks what may have triggered these behaviors is that fact that he was wearing a uniform that looked similar to a seal.
Author’s Primary Claim and Summary of Main Points: The documentary “Blackfish,” delivers the story of a killer whale that, at a young age, was stripped from his mother, and was then taken to perform shows and live in captivity at the highly popular SeaWorld resort. Seeing this killer whale take several lives at SeaWorld, the producers of this documentary hope to reveal the mistreatment of these animals in captivity, exploit the problems that lie within sea-park industries, and show that man has still not learned from the past problematic occurrences with killer whales.
In “Joyas Voladoras” when Doyle is talking about the whale’s social structure he states, “... the animals with the largest hearts in the world generally travel in pairs, and their penetrating moaning cries, their piercing yearning tongue, can be heard underwater for miles and miles” (Doyle). Although whales, who hold the largest heart in the world, are large in size doesn’t mean they live their life that way. They have the appearance of being able to function by themselves, but the truth is they want another whale by their side. Even one of the largest most powerful animal in the world needs someone else beside
You are in the middle of the sea. You are looking for food, but can’t find any when a great white shark swims past you. You are starving so you can’t help it and start swimming after the great white shark. You know that you are bigger but the great white shark is feisty and furios. You need to get food otherwise you die from hunger. You see the shark stop swimming and that is when you see the shark turn around and watch it stare in your eyes. You want to attack but you are waiting for the great white shark to attack first. You know it is going to be a hard and tough fight, but you need the food. The killer whale has size, intelligence, and speed whether you believe it or not. For those reasons that is why the killer whale will be champion and
Mick who is a diver has a strange experience. When he dived into the sea at a fisherman’s urgent request, he and his bodies found a female whale whose size was a school bus, and the ropes had got entangled around her. Her skin was floating, bleeding, and she seemed to breathe with difficulty. She stood vertically with her tail down. Everyone thought that it was no hope and no chance. However, they tried to rescue her anyway. They struggled with tighten ropes around her for one hour. She was tracking them with her eyes during rescue. Finally, they were successful to be free her. The whale disappeared once. They gave a sigh of relief. However, she came back toward Mick. He said that it looked like a “Jaws”, but the whale didn’t attack him. She pushed his chest again and again, then she finally swam away to the ocean. He and his bodies believe that the action was that the whale wanted to say thank us. They are sure that human and a whale shared emotional feeling at that time
In Earnest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, an angler travels great distances to maintain his reputation by fishing. During his journey, he encounters a gargantuan fish that requires days of pain and suffering to catch. Through it all, he perseveres and endures until the end. While trying to catch the humongous marlin he proclaims, “’The fish is my friend too,’ he said aloud. ‘I have never seen or heard of such a fish.
Thesis: In Peter Watts’ “Bulk Food” he described the whales in the fictional aquarium as obnoxious creatures through the use of personification. In the context of “Bulk Food”, the special whale known as “Shamu” has been found to have a much deeper and sinister meaning through the clever use of symbolism. Not only has Peter Watts attempted a clever use of symbolism but he was quite audacious in incorporating a simile by adding a sarcastic yet lewd comparison to a simple
In the meantime, whales are becoming more and more elusive – but when the crew is given vital information about where they can be found in mass quantities, they set sail (thousands of miles from home). However, a massive white whale is more than the crew can combat – ultimately leading to the