Keltie was the first to be killed by Tilikum's stress and frustration. After Byrne death they closed down SeaLand and put Tilikum for sale. SeaWorld purchased him for their breeding program. The 54% of the Orcas at SeaWorld have Tilikums DNA. After 25 years at SeaWorld Tilikum started to show an abnormal and repetitive behavior where he would chew on metal gates and on the concrete sides of the tanks which has caused his teeth to warn down.
This caused the other experienced whale to become frustrated with Tilikum and she would rake her teeth across his body, forming many scars. Another issue mentioned in the documentary was where the whales were kept. They kept the whales in a dark, metal, twenty by thirty foot pools for the majority of their lives. A former Seaworld trainer described the modules as “floating steel boxes.” According to Ken Balcomb, director of the Centre for Whale Research,“If that is true, it’s not only inhumane and I’ll tell them so, but it
What is Columbus Day? Columbus day is a holiday that celebrates the day that the Pilgrims discovered the New Americas. During the Colonial times, Europeans came to the New Americas and witnessed new things that they had never seen in their life. The Europeans witnessed a “New World”, and witnessed many people dying, these are ways in which colonialism affected the lives of the colonists in a good way and bad way. While their whole group was sailing on the Mayflower many of the people got very sick and ended up dying in plain sight of others, the dead bodies were thrown into the ocean.
I. INTRODUCTION The Black Death arrived in Europe on October 1348 when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks that was about to greet the ships met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever and delirious from pain. Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late.
This tactic was used by almost 200 german submarines and was devastating to allied shipping, one example of how devastating the tactic was that at its peak the wolfpack tactic destroyed over 700,000 tons of allied shipping in just one month (Rauch). There are many examples of the U-Boats and the wolfpack tactic executing these intertwined reasons for the US to enter both World Wars. During World War I one of the main examples of the utilization of the Wolfpack tactic that brought the US into World War I was the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. This ship was a british luxury liner that was had sailed over 200 trips in the atlantic ocean (Sterling). When the ship embarked on its 202nd journey everything was normal, the trip to liverpool was a routine one (Sterling).
Killer whales were initially captured in the 1960s, when a female orca was captured and put into a tank. Two days into the female orca's stay she repeatedly bashed her head against her tank wall and perished the following day. Unfortunately, people did not heed or take any precautions from this traumatic incident and since then killer whales all over the world have been captured for entertainment purposes and have been stored in facilities such as SeaWorld. From these types of facilities incidents continue to happen such as killer whales killing their trainers, killing themselves, dying due to medical conditions, and more. Continuous accidents such as these have caused suspicion among the public of whether killer whales live healthy and prosperous lives in captivity and brings up the concern of ethicality.
In Michael P.Spradlin’s Into The Killing Seas, two brothers named Patrick and Teddy sneak into a ship and hide in crates. As they wait the ship wrecks and sinks, they get on a piece of wood for safety. They survive the shipwreck but are stranded in an ocean realm and surrounded by ravenous sharks. Not only are they struggling to survive, but a crazed survivor tries to kill them. Not long after, Patrick is nearly killed by a shark when a ship arrives and saves them.
Ship-Trap Island is like the nightmare you will never wake up from. In the book “The Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a hunter named Rainsford was sailing in the sea to go hunt in the Amazon when suddenly he falls off of his yacht due to strong waves late at night. He ends up at this mysterious island the next morning where a general named Zaroff finds him. At first, Zaroff seems friendly but later on he puts Rainsford through a challenge where Zaroff is hunting Rainsford down for three days and if Rainsford wins, he survives. If the general wins, Rainsford will be killed.
In Beowulf, he swims out to open sea with a friend stating, “I swam in the blackness of the night, hunting monsters of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned” (251). Swimming out to sea to hunt monsters is undeniably considered moving out of conventional safety to undertake a journey. Beowulf’s achievement comes from, “I drove five great monsters into chains, chased all of the race from earth” (250). This is an accomplishment because Beowulf has taken away their capability to sabotage the earth, possibly saving many human lives. Beowulf proves through his entire life that he has all of the characteristics of a hero.
Envision being stranded at sea for two hundred and twenty seven days. Would you survive? This is precisely what the main character faces in Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The book tells the story of Piscine Motor Patel and his obstacles as he is stranded on a lifeboat with a 450 pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker- they had been on a Japanese cargo ship called the Tsimtsum until it sank in a “monstrous metallic burp” in the middle of the Pacific ocean (121). Piscine, otherwise known as Pi, goes against all odds as he fights for his survival.
Imagine, a 22.5 feet long killer whale that weighs 12,000 pounds, slammed and dragged a person in the water who only weighed 125 pounds. The image is gruesome but that’s what happened to SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau. A respected 40 year old who fought hard to stay alive against the largest orca in captivity. Accordingly to witnesses Tili (short for Tilikium), the Orca went wild during the Dine with Shamu Show, then attacked and killed Dawn. The event shocked everyone because Orcas are usually very friendly but Dawn Brancheau was the third victim of Tilikium.