The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Book - 2016
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The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale -- a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them

Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll -- as the whale became known -- was an instant celebrity, drawing 20,000 visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing "killers" and grew to love and respect "orcas."
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781771641937
1771641932
Branch Call Number: 599.536 LEIREN-YOUNG
Characteristics: x, 188 pages ; 24 cm

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