As the whaling ship, the Pequod, sets sail. The Crew doesn’t see Captain Ahab for a few days of being aboard the ship. When they finally see him he makes the three harpooners and his three mates take a blood oath to killing Moby Dick. After a few months of being on the journey they see the white whale and go after him. After hours of hunting him it becomes dark and Ahab is still going after him while all the crew is trying to get him to give up.
Thus as the blackfish killed his brothers for their treachery the townspeople began to fear this being of the sea; however “as the blackfish continued to help the villagers, they realized that the "Killer Whale" was a gift from Natsilane and so they took it for their crest. Natsilane became a legend to their village and some have claimed to have seen him riding the seas on the backs of two great black fish”(Legend of Natsilane). By making the the killer whale the Crest of the town, it illustrates that man values or worships
Why do we as humans seek revenge? Both The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Moby Dick by Hermann Melville include a male character “who is completely consumed by a revenge scheme (Althubaiti)”. Captain Ahab from Moby Dick and Roger Chillingworth from The Scarlet Letter both feel they have justification for the actions they take while seeking revenge. Ahab has lost his leg while hunting the white whale known as Moby Dick while Chillingworth arrives home after a 2 year captivity with natives to find his wife has had a baby outside of their marriage. Chillingworth does not feel as though Hester, his wife, has had a hersh enough punishment “which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge” for her aside from jail time and public humiliation (Hawthorne 11.1).
In Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea the crew of the Essex is set adrift in the Pacific forcing them to break the boundaries set by society and do whatever it takes to survive. As the whaleship Essex made its whaling trip through the Pacific, a vicious attack by a whale, poor decisions, depleted rations, and extreme starvation lead to cannibalism. To begin, a catastrophic event first turns the crew of the Essex towards cannibalism as they are forced to limit their supplies of food and water. As the whaleship Essex made it’s way across the Pacific, an eighty-five foot sperm whale causes the ship to sink. This event put the lives of the crew of the Essex in danger and limited their food and water supplies to all that they could carry in three small whaleboats.
What Whale Poaching Really is By: Logan B I believe whale poaching should be outlawed around the world. Bans have warned people to stop hunting the whales but still over 2,000 whales are killed each year. In 1958, thirty eight thousand whales were killed since then, the amount of whales killed has dropped to thirty six thousand whales from that time. There are almost four whales killed each day. If someone is caught violating the laws it will result in civil penalties up to $11,000 or criminal penalties up to $100,000 plus, one year of prison time.
Dear Editor Why do humans think that our lives have more value over animals lives? Whales have existed on this earth far before we did, yet we still use our power to control these victims and take bits and pieces from their lifeless bodies as we please, as if they were put on this earth for humans to slaughter. Whales are not commodities. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which I am the president of frequently endeavours on dangerous expeditions to protect and defend marine wildlife from poaching. A couple of our key highlights over the past three decades include: Ramming and disabling the scandalous whaling ship, the ‘Sierra’ in the year 1975.
That’s so crazy! Some people like to think that if SeaWorld has to close down, then so should the zoo. But that is really different, at the zoo no know has been hurt by an animal (at least I don’t think so), but at SeaWorld they have been many death occurred, because kids think it is safe for them to touch the animals, plus while training the orcas killed the trainers. “Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years—their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The average age of death for orcas who have died at SeaWorld is 13 years old,” by SeaWorldog Hunt.
She indicates that Sea world sometimes gets sperm form orcas that have died, and in fact this cannot be healthy for the female orcas (“5 Disturbing Facts…”). She states that Sea world puts the orcas under birth control and they control the estrous cycle of the female orcas. If the female orcas refuse to be inseminated by the trainers in the water, they are forcefully taken out and put under no sedation in order to complete the procedure (Coulson). It is no surprise that animals are responsible for who they choose to mate with and that humans should have no say in that process. If the orcas are forced to conceive at a very young age, then it is for sure that harm will be
The crew starts out on a planned route for their sea voyage, but as they go along, Captain Ahab continually commands the crew to keep traveling and searching for Moby-Dick. Captain Ahab ends up taking his crew to Antarctica in icy, perilous waters. Captain Ahab also makes some of the members of his crew make a blood oath to kill Moby-Dick. This demonstrates how much Captain Ahab wanted to kill the great white whale and the extents he is willing to go to in order to appease his obsession. Throughout the whole sea voyage, Captain Ahab refuses to listen to anyone’s thoughts about his actions and only focuses on killing Moby-Dick.
Finning of sharks happens adrift as it is just the blades they require, shark meat is a low esteem and is unneeded. Any shark will be taken regardless of what its age, species or size. Shark experts trust 100 million sharks are slaughtered every year only for their blades. There are various effects on shark finning. The waste and devastation of shark populace everywhere throughout the world.
One by one, the babies, who are supposed to stay with their mother their entire life, are picked out and kidnaped from the pod. When the nets are dropped to let the rest of the whales go, sometimes there will be injured or even dead whales (Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite). John Crowe, a man who was on a whale capturing trip, talked in a documentary about how his crew was instructed to cut open the dead whales, fill them with rocks, and sink them to the bottom of the ocean.
They use footage from different sources, showing trainers in the pool with the orcas and on the background a 911 call plays while these scenes are shown. Here Blackfish is raising the audience’s tension to believe that was the moment of that trainer’s demise. Various former SeaWorld trainers are then interviewed, and say the incidents with the trainers happened due to the aggressive behavior of the whales trying to harm the trainers. Dr. Dave Duffus also states that these attacks were a cause of the rigorous training the whales go through, making them aggressive towards the trainers. On SeaWorld’s response they state that these events were accidents, and that the cause of death was not due to the whales, but because of the trainers’ negligence.
One of the whales, named Tilikum, who recently died in January of 2017, was kidnapped from the ocean at the young age of two. A man named Ted Griffin, who helped capture the whales, killed a mother whale in front of her daughter, to later be named Shamu; the first performing whale at SeaWorld. Since then, SeaWorld no longer takes orcas from the sea, because they have enough whales at SeaWorld to birth their own. This just adds to the fact that SeaWorld is
Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine.
Blackfish Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, documents the history of Tilikum, a killer whale with a killing streak. Several ex-SeaWorld trainers, eyewitnesses, and a former whale catcher share their perspectives on killer whales in captivity and the attacks; their viewpoint is that the whales have undergone psychosis due to poor living conditions and treatment. Killer whales should not be held captive in their current conditions. In an early scene, a former whale catcher explains the emotional trauma he had when he caught whales such as Tilikum. He described that the workers were instructed to only take the young whales because they were easier to ship.