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  • Fyffe House Analysis

    shellfish. Thus, this area became popular for people to gather food from. Kaikoura was also taken by the Māori people of Kāi Tahu, as there was an important pā for them there. They were led by Kaikoura Whakatau, who told the European settlers where they could set their ground within the region. However, when he died, the Europeans conquered more of the land for themselves, establishing a whole new cultural experience to the area. The early European whalers came to New Zealand in 1792, as they hunted for sperm whales from their ships. Slowly after though, shore-based whaling became more common since it was easier for the oil to be extracted from the whales on shore, rather than on board a whaling ship. The tohorā, or also known as the right whale, was the whale that drew in the whalers for hunting. Although, by 1841 the number of whales found started decreasing, causing less whaling ships to come towards New Zealand. In Kaikoura, shore whaling came after the prime whaling years in New Zealand. However, Robert Fyfe, a frequent whaler, still initiated a whaling culture in this region. Fyfe helped with developing a shore based whaling station in Kaikoura, on the site known now as Armers Beach. As this whaling station became established, Fyfe settled on this land after getting permission from the local Māori people. He initially built a house for himself and then commissioned many more huts for his workers. A building he commissioned in 1842 was the Cooper’s Cottage, also…

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  • Geography In Moby-Dick

    A Look at Geography in Moby-Dick Melville’s Moby-Dick is a richly woven psychological masterpiece. Time and again concepts and characters are deftly paralleled and contrasted. The sheer density and breadth of references spans biblical allusions, a range of mythologies, as well as the geographical knowledge of a learned cartographer. Perhaps Melville’s most commonly underappreciated device, however, is his complex use of geography. His locations do not only represent real world challenges but…

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  • Ethical Dilemmas In The Movie Blackfish

    This scene directly follows the animation scene of the attempted escape from the killer whales. This is a great introduction to the movie because it shows the early life of Tilikum, and the psychological effects caused by this event that most likely lead to his attacks on humans. The setting of this scene is in the actual harbor where Tilikum was captured, and the video shown was an actual video shot when he was captured. This scene from the movie shows Tillikum and other whales showing signs of…

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  • Queequeg And Ishmael Analysis

    Flask is a short man with a little weight on him. His shipmates call him the “King-Post” because of his closely resemblance to Arctic Whalers. Each of the shipmates heads a company of whalers to go after whales, also known as “squires.” In Starbuck’s squire, there is a man known as Tashtego who also comes from Martha’s Vineyard living in a town called Gay Head. Tashtego has a mix of Indian in him. In Stubb’s squire was an African-American man named Ahasuerus Daggoo who Ishmael describes him as…

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  • African Americans In The Whaling Industry

    African Americans in the Whaling Industry Throughout the late 17th Century and into the late 19th century, whaling was a major industry in America. Massachusetts was known very well for its whaling communities and whaling businesses. In towns such as New Bedford and Nantucket, the Whaling industry thrived. The Whaling Industry was a crucial business since the whale oil that was extracted from the Sperm whales in the Pacific Ocean was used to light the houses and streets all over America.(The…

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  • Sandwich Island Research Paper

    We did not harm or kill anyone, but there is just less people on the islands. One of our crewmates had a disease, but our captain did not care and we just went on the island. After, our captain got arrested for “knowingly spreading diseases”. One of our crewmates did have a disease but we didn’t “knowingly spreading diseases”. Also now I see a lot more foreign people staying in Hawaii. I think they are attracted to the natural beauty of Hawaii. I might also consider doing that. Hawaii makes me…

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  • Commentary On Moby Dick

    Moby dick In 1851 Herman Melville wrote what he dreamed was the next great American classic . A story about a captain on the hunt for a white whale that took his leg. He was a captain on the ship called the Pequad. Melville was a whaler before he wrote the book. Melville got the idea for moby dick when he started hearing about a white whale that was massive in size that took down a ship. That ship was called the Essex it was a whaling ship that was one of the best in Nantucket. The book was…

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  • Northwest Passage Essay

    Throughout history, the search for the Northwest Passage brought many explorers to the Canadian Arctic. The English seaman, Martin Frobisher, was the first explorer to make this journey. In 1576, he arrived on Baffin Island, part of the modern day territory of Nunavut. After arriving in the arctic, he made contact with a group of Inuit. Due to their isolation, this is one of the first contacts the Inuit had made with outsiders. Of course, as word of the Northwest Passage spread, a large number…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Why Whaling Should Be Banned

    the Japanese and Norwegian whalers, in that an international ban on whaling seems to be enforcing strictly moral concerns on their whaling activity (Culture and Globalization, Levin Institute). Assuming that their whaling practices are conducted humanely, and do not create an undue strain on the population of the animals or the environment, I don't think it makes sense for them to be subject to any punitive measures by the international community just for hunting. They should recieve an…

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  • The Galapagos

    Every destination has traditions that make exploring them an experience that takes us out of the ordinary and into the culture and history of faraway places. In the Galapagos, one of these is crossing the equator at sea during a cruise. Keep reading for more about this coming of age event that dates back to the times of whalers and pirates. pirates. There is much debate about the origins of celebrating crossing the equator. Some say that the British Navy started the ritual 400 years ago.…

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