Whale Essays

  • Whale Research Paper

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    Whale is the common name for a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the infraorder Cetacea, excluding dolphins and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic. The whales comprise the extant families Cetotheriidae (whose only living member is the pygmy right whale), Balaenopteridae (the rorquals), Balaenidae (right whales), Eschrichtiidae (the gray whale), Monodontidae (belugas and narwhals), Physeteridae (the sperm

  • Whales In Captivity

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    Whales Aren’t Pets There are a few breeds of whales that have been kept in captivity for too long. Many of their lives started in captivity and they are unable to make the transition back to their natural habitat. Some of them are kept in captivity because of injuries, for research, and even for entertainment. Whatever the reason for their captivity, they aren’t meant to be captive. Whales in captivity have become too much for humans to handle. Many of the pools that they are kept in are far

  • Similarities Between Sharks And Whales

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    What do you know about sharks and whales? Sharks and whales are very different, but have some things in common. What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics, habitats, and what they eat? What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics? The Sharks can grow up to 16 feet long. They have pectoral fins, dorsal fins, and a vertical tail. The skin of sharks is very rough and made up of millions of sharp scales. Sharks have gills for

  • Sperm Whales Observation

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    me that sperm whales can be found all throughout the earth’s major oceans. From warm tropical climates in and around the equator, to the northern and southern polar hemispheres. I noticed that the females and their calves tend to prefer staying in warm climates in and around the equator throughout the year. Fin’s mother told me that the adult males travel to the colder climates during off-season and return back to the warmer climates during mating season. After asking more whales about their habitat

  • 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)

  • Captive Whale Scenarios

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    Title: Captive Whale Tries To Beach Herself to Avoid Being Bullying Category: News & Opinion Tags: Morgan, captive orca, captive whales, free morgan Teaser: A whale so distraught from captivity and being bullied, she beaches herself. Article: How many times do we need to see captive animals distressed before they are released? It’s not entertaining or amusing, so why are they still being tortured into jumping through hoops and performing on demand? No matter how you label it suicide or beaching

  • 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

  • Identity In Whale Rider

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    “A long time ago, my ancestor Paikea came to this place on the back of a whale. Since then, in every generation of my family, the first born son has carried his name and become the leader of our tribe... until now” (Caro & Sanders, 2003). Whale Rider is the story of a girl, Pai, whose twin brother and mother die in child birth. Koro, Pai’s grandfather and leader of the Maori tribe, is devastated that their future leader has died. Years later Koro is determined to find a leader and begins to teach

  • Killer Whales In Captivity

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    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 trainers

  • Equality In Whale Rider

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    In the movie, Whale Rider director Niki Caro, showed a considerable measure of themes one of which is equality. Wangara chiefs needs to pick next chief that is a first-conceived and male who is considered Paikea’s direct relatives. Pai, an 11 year old girl believes she is bound to be the next chief. However, her grandfather Koro wants to keep the tradition to pick a male leader. Pai adores Koro, but she must fight him to satisfy her fate. Equality is one of the main theme in the movie and it was

  • Symbolism In Whale Rider

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    WHALE RIDER The film ‘whale rider; was directed by Niki Caro. The story is a representation of the importance of tradition and ancestry. Symbolism is used in this film to help to show the importance of the community they live in and the elders and ancestors that have helped to build and structure their religion and the people that live within the community. The symbols that will best represent the importance of the film are the whale tooth, the bike and the windows. The whale tooth is a very significant

  • Whale Shark Effects

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    however due to this it can have long lasting effects on the animals it involves. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the biggest animals in our oceans and have a docile personality which attracts tourists every year, however in recent studies it has shown that viewings of the whale shark can cause it stress resulting in behavioural changes. The stress caused on the whale shark can have different effects on the whale shark which can interrupt their feeding, breeding and their lives in general. These

  • Essay On Whales In Captivity

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    Welcome to the life of a killer whale in captivity. There have been around 150 killer whales taken to live in marine parks since the 1960’s. Today, 127 of them are dead. We need to resolve this issue: should killer whales be left to roam free in their natural habitat,or should they be held captive in marine parks? First, let’s take this into consideration. When we put orcas into captivity, we are taking a lot more away from them than we think. A killer whale in its natural habitat plays a big

  • Whale Rider Quotes

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    Earhart. The book “The Whale Rider” by Witi Ihimaera is about a girl named Kahu and is in line to becoming chief in her tribe but greatly discouraged by her grandfather Koro Apriana because she is a girl. Then she proves her grandfather by her ability to do things many boys in her tribe cannot do. I chose this quote because this book in many ways shows female empowerment. Two examples how the book “The Whale Rider” shows female empowerment are… One example the book “The Whale Rider”, shows female

  • The Whale Short Story

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    east, and the relationship in the middle of nature and man throve.This whale rider gives skewers a role as nurturing items to the islands, yet one lance he throws 1000 years into what's to come. The center movements to a crowd of whales. The whale moms look over their young while the single pioneer whale—the bull whale—thinks back about his own childhood such a long time ago, and the valuable time he went through with the whale rider. Be that as it may, then the story movements to Kahu (the youthful

  • 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

  • Essay On Orca Whales In Captivity

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    confined. Orca whales in captivity make up 70% of Sea Worlds revenue. While children and families across the country pay to see Shamu, they are actually funding one of the cruelest money corrupt corporations in the world. Between the mistreatment of the whales themselves, and the multiple injuries and deaths of the trainers; keeping Orca Whales in captivity are not worth the risk. The positive aspects of capturing and mistreating whales do not outweigh the dangers. Keeping orca whales in captivity

  • 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 a shark

  • Comparison Of Cetacea And Modern Whales

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    ever lived which is the blue whale, the intelligent dolphins, the tusked narwhals and the singing humpback whales – almost eighty living species in all. Even though a lot of hunting has been done to the family of Cetacea, observations has been dictated that its number are slowly increasing. The oldest fossil whales are grouped together just for the convenience of others. Archaeocetes are the oldest whales and it shows several differences to the modern whales. Modern whales either lack teeth or have

  • The Liquid And The Whale Movie Analysis

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    Analysis of the movie THE SQUID AND THE WHALE - Padmini Roy MA2014APCLP007 The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It is pictured on the famous “sperm whale and giant squid”, in the American museum of natural history. The plot of this movie is based on the chemistry between the sperm whale and the giant squid. Before going to the chemistry of the whale and the squid, lets first see what has happened