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The Resource Death at SeaWorld : Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity, David Kirby

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

Label
Death at SeaWorld : Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity
Title
Death at SeaWorld
Title remainder
Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity
Statement of responsibility
David Kirby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, 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 two-decade fight against public relations-savvy SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. The author puts that horrific animal-on-human attack in context. Brancheau's death was the most publicized among several brutal attacks that have occurred at SeaWorld and other marine mammal theme parks. This book introduces real people taking part in this debate, from former trainers turned animal rights activists to the men and women that champion SeaWorld and the captivity of whales. In section two the orcas act out. And as the story progresses and orca attacks on trainers become increasingly violent, the warnings of Naomi Rose and other scientists fall on deaf ears, only to be realized with the death of Dawn Brancheau. Finally the book covers the media backlash, the eyewitnesses who come forward to challenge SeaWorld's glossy image, and the groundbreaking OSHA case that challenges the very idea of keeping killer whales in captivity and may spell the end of having trainers in the water with the ocean's top predators
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirby, David
Dewey number
599.53/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.C432
LC item number
K577 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Killer whale
  • Captive marine mammals
  • Killer whale
  • Animal attacks
  • Brancheau, Dawn
  • Sea World
  • Aquatic animal welfare
  • Rose, Naomi A
  • Marine biologists
  • Humane Society of the United States
Label
Death at SeaWorld : Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity, David Kirby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
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 -- 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 -- After dawn. Wake ; Battle stations ; Oversight ; Citation ; Superpod
Control code
ocn784032747
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 469 p.
Isbn
9781250002020
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012009433
System control number
(OCoLC)784032747
Label
Death at SeaWorld : Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity, David Kirby
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
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 -- 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 -- After dawn. Wake ; Battle stations ; Oversight ; Citation ; Superpod
Control code
ocn784032747
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 469 p.
Isbn
9781250002020
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012009433
System control number
(OCoLC)784032747

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