Killer whale Essays

  • Killer Whales Captivity

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    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

  • Killer Whales In Captivity

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    at the age of only two (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). He would spend 14 long hours in an eight-meter-wide enclosure with two park female killer whales, who viciously bullied him (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). Now today, he spends most of his time alone, drifting lifelessly in a pool at Orlando’s Seaworld (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). Killer Whales in captivity at SeaWorld have not been getting research done on them and go under psychological stress so the killer whales are striking out on their

  • Wild Killer Whales

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    In the wild killer whales are very social animals and rely on the social bonds they create with their families or pods, in captivity these bonds are often broken. In the documentary “Blackfish” they reveal an unbreakable mother and daughter bond between Kasatka and Takara. Kasatka was a loving killer whale who was never vocal and never displayed violent behaviors, when her daughter Takara was taken from her, her trainers explained that for days Kasatka screeched, crying out for her daughter (Cowperthwaite)

  • The Killer Whale In The Film

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    Introduction The killer whale has one of the few names in the animal kingdom that sounds distinctly like a super villain. While scientifically known as an orca, the term killer whale builds much more intrigue and excitement for corporations that are advertising their orca performances. For example, the orca Tilikum drew in crowds with his performances under the title “killer whale” for many years. Tilikum awed the audience as he propelled himself from the water and into the air in astonishing

  • Luna The Killer Whale Analysis

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    From the start of time, there are a few things we as people felt and knew we had to have in order to feel like we are wanted or needed, which also applies to our animal friends. The readings of Adam and Eve and Luna the Killer Whale demonstrated to all of us that we as people and animals need love and companionship, Adam and Eve experience several different feelings after the serpent convince Eve to eat from the forbidden tree and after convincing Adam to do the same. Changes happened after that

  • Killer Whales In Captivity Research Paper

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    September 22, 2015 Do Killer Whales Actually Belong in Captivity? Ever since wild animals such as Killer Whales have been captured and kept in theme parks and zoos as amusement, there have been issues on whether they should or shouldn’t be kept in captivity. Killer Whales, otherwise commonly referred to as Orcas, have regularly been taken away from the sea at a very young age so they can be trained, raised and kept in theme parks for exhibition. Although theme parks no longer capture whales from the wild

  • The Pros And Cons Of Killer Whales

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    shark is an easy choice but recently in the last couple years the killer whale has emerged as a challenge towards the Great White. The Killer whale is a worthy opponent towards the great white do to its bigger size and better and smarter hunting techniques. As history has shown great whites as dominant and scary they have been to the ocean as the apex predator they have been known to be the killer whales prey. When killer whales have attacked sharks they have turned the sharks upside down. When

  • Captive Killer Whales Research Paper

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    sides come together, the argument boils down to one major point, should we “Free Willy?” Those who side with the whales, whether their reasons be emotional or defended with welfare standards, feel that the whales should be released back into the wild or into private coves3. The opposing side makes valid arguments against the release of the currently captive whales. Currently captive whales were either removed from the wild at a young age, albeit in a cruel way, or they were bred in captivity11. The

  • Killer Whales: How They Physiologically Inhabit Their Environment

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    Killer Whales: How they Physiologically Inhabit their Environment Introduction Despite its name, the killer whale (Orcinus Orca) is in fact a dolphin. It is the largest member of the dolphin family and one of the most successful predators of the sea. Due to their body structure they are able to move through the water with ease. They can control their body temperature which is essential for living in cold waters. They are able to control their oxygen levels when diving and use echolocation making

  • The Importance Of Hibernation In Animals

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    “Hibernation is animals snuggle up in caves, burrows or hollow tree trunks and sleep during the cold winter months when food is harder to find and cold weather makes it harder for their bodies to work”.(Sabra, Sep 21,2015) These hibernation not only occurred in people but also occurred in animals. The hermitage of people and animals are different. People may be meditating, but unlike animals which depends on three factors. It is weather, animals behavior and life when hibernate. The first factor

  • Loggerhead Sea Turtles: A Case Study

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    The Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtles tend to nest in the eastern side of the the sea on the coasts of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, and parts of northeast Libya and Egypt (Zbinden, Aebischer, Margaritoulis, Arlettaz, 2007). The female adult Loggerheads lay eggs on the beach (terrestrial ecosystem), preferably with coarse sand and a steep incline. The beaches tend to be wide with low dunes in the rear and flat sandy shorelines. However, this is a generalization. Detailed characteristics of the

  • Shark Fin Soup

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    One of the difficulties dealing with Shark Fin Soup is the moral principles behind using the Shark Fins within the soup. According to British Filmmakers following Carlos Maucuaca, Mozambique’s first native dive instructor and shark conservationist, stated, “An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year, with 110 species now facing extinction”. During the production of the film, it was found consumers are dying due to the high levels of methylmercury within the Shark Fins. The methylmercury

  • Elephants On The Savannah And Colossal Catch Analysis

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    Compare Contrast Essay There are many different animals, but two different massive animals are the Colossal Squid and the African elephant. The text “Elephants on The Savannah” and “Colossal Catch” each talk about a massive animals.The text structure of Elephants on the Savannah and a Colossal Catch are similar because both texts give useful information about each animal as well as including pictures of these animals. Both of these animals and their adaptations are being studied by scientists.

  • Essay About Galapagos

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    For a few small islands that offer some of the best outdoor adventure and wildlife siting in the world, you can also look forward to some fun and entertaining nightlife during your visit. The Best Nightlife on the Galapagos People from all over the world visit the Galapagos Islands to see the amazing and extraordinary wildlife that seems to welcome visitors. Most of the animals go about their business simply ignoring the humans who are so fascinated. In the evening, and when they want a break from

  • In The Heart Of The Sea Weather Analysis

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    Who doesn’t love going out to the sea to sail, or fish, or even go scuba diving? It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and it lets people explore and get to know the ocean by seeing all the sea creatures, such as dolphins, whales, and sharks. However, even if you love doing those activities, it’s of the upmost importance to keep track of the weather during the course of the day or week at which you will be out at the sea. In Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea, a whaling crew must tackle the forces

  • Tiger Sharks Research Paper

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    Sharks are enormous mammals that live within the deep ocean waters all over the world. There are several different sharks in many parts of the world depending on temperature, seasons, food and more. Every shark is unique in their own way and every species is unique as well. Although humans view them as vicious creatures that are out to harm us while we are at the beach on a sunny Sunday, these creatures are just trying to live like any other animal in this planet. They each have different defense

  • Essay On Animal Bill Of Rights

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    Animal Bill of Rights Is it moral for animals to be victims of abuse? The Animal Legal Defense Fund has created an Animal Bill of Rights petition to the United States Congress. The Animal Bill of Rights includes the following rights: the right of animals to be free from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse, the right of laboratory animals not to be used in cruel or unnecessary experiments, the right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter and adequate medical care, the

  • Biologist Lara Cibeles

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    Biologist Elizabeth Flores Breton 's Interview Elizabeth Flores Breton, a founding biologist of EcoPlan 's sea turtle protection program in Cabo San Lucas, believes strongly in conservation and protecting our natural resources in rational ways. Breton was born in Mexico City but discovered Cabo San Lucas about two years prior to our filming and commented, "In this area, taking care of nature is critical because we have the presence of many horseback riding tours and people who come in on their vehicles;

  • Blackfish Documentary Analysis

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    things like growth rate of calves, social structure and social status among others would be difficult to learn in the wild. While it may be difficult it is not impossible, studies such as these have been done. A dorsal fin is a unique structure to each whale, much like a fingerprint, a scientist who has followed a pod can tell the different orcas apart easily. Observing orcas in their natural settings, taking picture of their dorsals are all ways to document growth and social structure. A professional

  • Dialogue Essay: The Giant Whale

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    “Holy sh*t…That’s a huge whale.” Under the brilliant blue sky, looking down from the fluffy clouds, an ocean lied there. Deeper than the caves, larger than the Earth itself. Filled with wildlife of many different species, this was a heavenly place! There, in between all the water, and the crashing waves, one could see a boat just floating there calmly. *Wuuuuoooooooo* On that little boat, a young boy with an oddly casual looking outfit, stood there with his mouth open and his eyes blank as he