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    Beluga whales http://www.care2.com/causes/death-of-baby-beluga-at-the-georgia-aquarium-fuels-calls-to-end-captivity.html have captured our childhood hearts and imaginations through a very popular nursery rhyme. Anyone remember the line "See the water squirting out of your spout" from the Baby Beluga song? Well, it turns out that beluga whales might squirt water out for a reason, and researchers think they know why. Bursting the Beluga's Bubble As reported in Phys.org,…

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    Keep Animals In Captivity

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    Around the world animals are held against their free will. They are tortured and deprived of having a life in the wild that is natural for them. Even though zoos, aquariums, and other animal holding facilities are seen as safe havens that provide protection for animals from predators, global warming, deforestation, and extinction, they are still not suitable dwelling places for them. Being raised naturally in the wild as opposed to in captivity provides animals with many benefits such as low…

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    Seaworld Research Paper

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    and sea lions, the killer whale became its icon. As of today there are 3 SeaWorld parks, the original in San Diego, California, another in Orlando, Florida, and a third in San Antonio, Texas. The Discovery Cove in Orlando provides guests the option of swimming with dolphins…

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    Orcinus Orca Evolution

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    Beginning in 1964, (Orcinus orca), better known as “orcas”, or “killer whales”, were put in cages for the world to see. Due to marketing by Sea World, The view of the 12,000 lb killer whale has shifted from a dangerous and ruthless killer to a cuddly animal that children sleep with at night. Orcas are now one of the star money makers at theme parks and will continue to be put in captivity until laws say they cannot. Orcas are remarkably similar to humans, very intelligent, and complex creatures.…

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    Blackfish Values

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    He has not been victim of any attacks despite working as a killer whale trainer for several years. Even though he witnessed many incidents he remains as a trainer for Tilikum. He does it for Tilikum because he feels sorry for what has happened to the whale and how Seaworld and Sealand have treated TIlikum and other whales. This is an example of empathy shown by Jett. As a result of the empathy shown by Jett, no accidents have occurred since…

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    Fisher… and, of course, Tilikum, the killer whale who stared in Blackfish. The thirty-five-year-old SeaWorld Orlando “employee” mysteriously died on January 6. Naturally, the death has sparked debate, as Blackfish portrayed the whale as a misunderstood and mistreated prisoner who murdered three people out of anger towards his captors. However, the sensationalist media has made a tragedy out of something inevitable. SeaWorld should not be blamed for keeping whales in captivity because the history…

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    Orca

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    as the golden crepuscular ray slowly sets. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, sixty-one killer whales have no memoir of the salty essence of the sea, where they rightfully belong or the fiery red sunset. These magnificent marine mammals earned their scientific name Orcinus Orca from Orcus, the barbaric Roman god of the netherworld for their ability to advance on larger sea creatures. A killer whale’s diet mostly consists of fish, squid, seals, birds, and reptiles, consuming…

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    Blackfish Film Analysis

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    Since Tilikum the killer whale killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 at Sea World Orlando, there has been a great outcry over the topic of whether whales should be in captivity. So much so, a film in 2013 grossed $2,063,312 [1] by negatively depicting Orca whales in captivity. However, since 2010 there has been 197 [2] human deaths by ‘domesticated’ canines, but yet there is no emotional uproar or million dollar documentaries shaming domestication of man’s best friend. Why do we have particular…

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    high altitudes, but they swim in the deep dark water mostly. They are highly intelligent creatures that have very close knit social groups. The bonds they make with each other are as strong as the bond between human and their relatives. A young orca whale will stay with its mother for its entire life. A group of mothers and their children, young or old, it called a matriline. It is very rare for a member of a matriline to stray away from the group for over an hour. Forcing these beautiful…

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    Killer Now Research Paper

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    Who is the Killer Now? Make sure you bring an extra set of clothes if you are going to sit in the splash zone. This area is located in the first rows of the aquatic stadium located in many marine parks. I remember growing up thinking marine animal shows were the most entertaining event at the park. Killer whales and dolphins jumped above the water and performed many difficult tricks their trainers commanded. Like many people, I have shared many great experiences with family and friends at…

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