Whale 's Negative Interaction With Mankind

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Natasha Clements
October 17th, 2017
Marine Biology
Ms. Brown p4
Honors Essay: Whale’s Negative Interaction With Mankind

How Are Killer Whales Being Killed? Have you met Shamu? He (or she) is the star orca whale of the 2017 "One Ocean" Shamu Show at SeaWorld. The showcase begins with the propaganda display about saving the oceans, “The ocean is the heart of our natural world. Our legacy is tied to its future, in our hands to cherish and protect. We are one world, united by one ocean.” According to SeaWorld, The first "Baby Shamu" was named Kalina. She was the first surviving orca born in captivity on September 26, 1985. Orcas have been kept in captivity for observation, exploitation and entertainment since the 1960’s.
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For example, Orcas suffer from parasites, bacteria or fungal infections. If the whale is already weak these diseases can deter their quality of life. Human destruction makes these Killer Whales a victim beyond traditional nature versus wild survival of the fittest. As the human population has grown, hunting has evolved and personal achievement is arisen importance, this causes whales to be on a kill list above their apprehension. Orcas have been observed in the wild for many years and have increasingly gained threats. Orcas suffer from commercial hunting, habitat pollution, decreased prey from overfishing, and the most popular: capture for entertainment.
“Around 195 Orcas have died in captivity, in addition to 30 miscarried or still-born whale calves. SeaWorld is a major role in Orca endangerment, holding 23 Orcas across their five parks in the United States: Florida, California, Texas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania”(“The Fate of Captive Orcas.” WDC). SeaWorld’s distinctive entertainment is detrimental to the health of Orcas; bringing stress, frustration, and aggression. Most guests of SeaWorld do not realize the animal abuse that exists in this chain of “marine mammal parks, oceanariums, animal theme parks, and rehabilitation centers owned by SeaWorld Entertainment” Captive Orcas socially suffer and by looking at their uncertain future; one can not decline that they are on their way to becoming a priority
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