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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Orcas And Killer Whales Similarities

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    Orcas or killer whales are whales or dolphins. Orcas share many similarities with both species of animals ranging from bone structure to teeth. Some of the more important similarities were eating and hunting habits. Some instantly noticeable similarities in all three was the blow-holes, breathing oxygen, and all three being aquatic mammals. Plus, all three give birth to living young. Another similarity between the three aquatic mammals is their forms of communication. Dolphins, whales, and killer whales

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Compare And Contrast Graph A And Transient Killer Whale

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    Graph A represents recordings of a transient killer whale, whereas Graph B represents recordings of a resident killer whale. Both graphs show the changes in each whale type; one documents a drastic change over the course of four hours, while the other one—over the same amount of time—shows a more consistent pattern. A transient killer whale is represented in the first graph because, although a majority of the data shows the orca keeping to the higher points of the ocean, there are still points

  • 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

  • Analyzing The Inhumane Practice Of Keeping Killer Whales In Blackfish

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    In Blackfish, one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of 2013, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite asserts that the inhumane practice of keeping killer whales in captivity is not the right thing to do. They are animals and they like to be open and free. Keeping killer whales in captivity is dangerous to the animals themselves, it makes them more aggressive, and also has the potential to harm and even kill the humans who work with them. Orcas are simply not meant for confinement. They are

  • Comparing The Diving Patterns Of Transient And Resident Killer Whales

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    The two graphs shows the diving patterns of transient and resident killer whales within a three hour range after midnight. It also shows the depth of the ocean where the certain killer whale is traveling to. I believe that graph A represents resident killer whales and graph B represents transient killer whales. In graph A, the average bottom depth is from 75 to 125 meters, except for one spike at a shallow depth of around 35 meters. As for the diving pattern, the orca has 7 deep dives, reaching

  • How Can Blackfish Be Focused On Killer Whales In Captivity?

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    focused on killer whales in captivity, specifically Tilikum; a wild orca who was caught and exposed to captivity and its environment which eventually lead him to violently turn on his trainers at SeaWorld and even took some of their lives. This documentary examines how the difference from living in sea life to captivity can cause these whales and orcas to live up to their names. Blackfish discusses and argues how life in captivity for these whales is cruel and dangerous, not only for the whales but for

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Methylmercury: The Ethics Of 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

  • 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