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  • Informative Essay: The Use Of Animals In Captivity

    Blackfish, female whales are dominant and set the tone and friendships in a group of whales. Some of these whales do not get along as well as others. Problems occur in these tanks and whales are known for hurting each other. As seen in Blackfish, some whales rake each other with their teeth, leaving huge cuts that bleed and eventually scar. A very low percentage of whale’s experience dorsal fin collapse out in the wild. These few cases in the wild are due to old age, stress, and other circumstances throughout their lives. As stated in the movie Blackfish, a very high percentage of killer whales in captivity experience this issue due to a smaller unnatural living environment. This causes lower water pressure in the water and less space to swim around. Killer whales in the wild are very active and these smaller unnatural living environments pose problems for their health. The less active these animals are, the weaker their muscles become. This causes captive killer whales to develop the dorsal fin collapse as shown in the movie Blackfish. Killer whales causing harm to each other and developing dorsal fin collapse due to unnatural living conditions are a few of the many reasons why holding these animals captive for revenue is wrong and should stop immediately. Animals held captive show a decline in physical and mental health in zoos, aquariums, and corporate entertainment enterprises worldwide. Living outside of their natural habitat causes a variety of problems and…

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  • Essay On Whales In Captivity

    with an excellent sense of hearing and have developed highly complex communication systems. Killer whales are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring, when you see these magnificent creatures many people immediately get the idea of Shamu from SeaWorld and the tricks they preform, most people don’t remember that that captivity is limiting the whale’s freedom and life. Captivity is not only taking away and damaging these animals mental and physical health, it is also…

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  • Blue Whales Habitat

    The blue whale is the largest animal in the world weighing in at 180 tonnes and an average of 30m in length. The blue whale is part of the Chordata phylum as it body possesses a notochord, an endostyle, pharyngeal slits and a post anal tail. The blue whales body is a blue-greyish colour on the top and on its underbelly it is somewhat lighter. The blue whale has a long and tapering body that is muscular when compared with other whales. Its head it a flat U-shape and has a ridge that runs from the…

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  • Positive Effects Of Orcas In Captivity

    compared to in the wild. In the wild, an orca’s lifespan is thirty to fifty years. Males in the wild usually live to be somewhere in between sixty and seventy, and females usually live to be somewhere in between eighty and over one-hundred. (“SeaWorld of Hurt”). This is a tremendous difference compared to orcas in captivity because the median age for them is just nine years. In fact, forty-four orcas have died at SeaWorld before the age of thirty. Also, ninety percent of the whales that were…

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  • Dolphin Hunting Methods

    are known to be social creatures and prefer to live in pods or groups (Marine Mammal Center). The socialness of dolphins plays a big role in their ability to hunt as pods, which is favored by dolphins. Anatomy There are a few parts of dolphins’ anatomy that must be clarified. The end of a dolphin 's tail should be referred to as their flukes. The formal definition of the flukes are the triangular flippers at the end of the tail. A dolphin’s upper fin is the dorsal fin, which is the most easily…

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  • Autobiography Of A Dolphin Research Paper

    Black, or Mediterranean Sea, even on the Amazon River, you will see dolphins. Take a trip to Hawaii or a trip to the U.K. or maybe South America dolphins are everywhere around the world. Can’t take a long trip? Then go to your local aquarium, dolphins are often given homes there. The best time of the day to watch a dolphin is possibly anytime. I personally would go before dark. There was this one time it was a late summer day and my family and I went to Laguna Beach; we went for a walk, shoes…

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  • Case Study Of Seaworld

    find dolphins at SeaWorld, but they don’t attract as many people as the orcas. Dolphins are fast swimmers like orcas, but not faster; they can swim up to 20 miles per hour. Researchers say the main reason why they are slower is because of the size difference between the two; orcas are obviously bigger than dolphins, therefore, faster swimmers. According to the Black Fish documentary, SeaWorld has been providing false information about orcas. For an example, SeaWorld states the normal…

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  • Joyas Voladoras Theme

    Inspired by his struggles and the life of his son, author Brian Doyle wrote the short story “Joyas Voladoras” to share a message about emotions and the pain of love. He uses metaphors involving comparing the hearts of humans to other living organisms in order to communicate with the reader that all living things feel emotions. In “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle portrays the idea that every living thing has a heart, and no matter the size, they all have the ability to feel the pain of love. …

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  • Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Research Paper

    The Atlantic spotted dolphin is a mammal that is a part of the cetacean family. When it comes to appearance, these dolphins have a grayish skin color with dark and light spots scattered all around the body. When they are born, they are just gray, however as they get older they begin to form spot which appear to increase in number as they get older. Once the Atlantic spotted dolphin is fully matured, it will reach a maximum length of 7 ½ ft and can way over 300 pounds. The females usually…

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  • Captive Killer Whales Research Paper

    Mackenzie Adkins Professor Leslie Similly English 1213 June 18, 2017 Captive Killer Whales There are currently a total of sixty-two orcas held in captivity as of May 2017. Thirty-four of these whales were born in captivity and twenty-eight of them were captured from the wild (Robles). The popular marine park, SeaWorld, is home to the majority of these captive Killer Whales. Even though the park has announced that its days of breeding the Orcas is over, the whales are still mentally and…

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