Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 July 2018

408 Pages | 40 hts


ISBN: 9780190673093

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How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Jason M. Colby

  • Argues that the capture and display of orcas helped transform the environmental politics of the Pacific Northwest and beyond
  • Shows how the captivity industry, now criticized as the enemy of orcas, helped generate the public affection and scientific study of killer whales and other cetaceans
  • Discusses the ongoing debate over dolphin/whale captivity and the future of SeaWorld and the oceanarium industry
  • Author has unusual access to sources, including oral histories, as his father was the last man to take Southern Resident killer whales into captivity