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Death at SeaWorld : Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of America's most beloved marine mammal park. It centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the United States, Naomi Rose, the author tells the story of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dawn Brancheau; Naomi A Rose
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kirby
ISBN: 9781250002020 1250002028 9781250031259 1250031257 9781250008312 125000831X
OCLC Number: 784032747
Description: viii, 469 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Blackfish : Marine biologist ; Trainer ; Capture ; Santa Cruz ; Johnstone Strait ; Hotdogging ; Residents vs. transients ; OrcaLab ; Happy talk ; Mama's boys ; Breakfast at SeaWorld ; Whale for sale ; Dissertation --
pt. 2. Dark side : Arrival ; Humane Society ; Backstage doubts ; Blood in the water ; The case against ; Free Willy ; Protection ; Kiss of death ; Catch and release ; Tilly's Willy ; Better days ; The Salish Sea ; The strange case of Daniel Dukes ; Transatlantic ties ; Abnormal activities ; Ken and Kasatka ; Tenerife ; Death at SeaWorld --
pt. 3. After Dawn : Wake ; Battle stations ; Oversight ; Citation ; Superpod.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory - a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America's most beloved marine mammal  Read more...
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"Kirby makes a passionate case for captivity as the reason orcas become killers (and) tells the story like a thriller... We probably can't free the orcas in captivity today, but we could make the Read more...

 
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