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The Resource Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator, Jason M. Colby

Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator, Jason M. Colby

Label
Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator
Title
Orca
Title remainder
how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator
Statement of responsibility
Jason M. Colby
Title variation
Orca
Title variation remainder
how we came to know and love the oceans greatest predator
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first place. Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby tells the exhilarating and often heartbreaking story of how people came to love the ocean's greatest predator. Historically reviled as dangerous pests, killer whales were dying by the hundreds, even thousands, by the 1950s--the victims of whalers, fishermen, and even the US military. In the Pacific Northwest, fishermen shot them, scientists harpooned them, and the Canadian government mounted a machine gun to eliminate them. But that all changed in 1965, when Seattle entrepreneur Ted Griffin became the first person to swim and perform with a captive killer whale. The show proved wildly popular, and he began capturing and selling others, including Sea World's first Shamu. Over the following decade, live display transformed views of Orcinus orca. The public embraced killer whales as charismatic and friendly, while scientists enjoyed their first access to live orcas. In the Pacific Northwest, these captive encounters reshaped regional values and helped drive environmental activism, including Greenpeace's anti-whaling campaigns. Yet even as Northwesterners taught the world to love whales, they came to oppose their captivity and to fight for the freedom of a marine predator that had become a regional icon. This is the definitive history of how the feared and despised "killer" became the beloved "orca"--And what that has meant for our relationship with the ocean and its creatures
Summary
Discusses the history of the killer whale and its relationship with humans.
Writing style
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10667001
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Colby, Jason M.
Dewey number
599.53/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.C432
LC item number
C558 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Killer whale
  • Killer whale
  • Whaling
  • Whales
  • NATURE
  • Killer whale
  • Whales
  • Whaling
Target audience
adult
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how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator
Label
Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator, Jason M. Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The most terrible jaws afloat" -- The old Northwest -- Griffin's quest -- Murray Newman and Moby Doll -- Namu's journey -- A boy and his whale -- Fishing for orcas -- Skana and the hippie -- the whales of Pender Harbour -- Supply and demand -- The white whale -- The Penn Cove roundup -- Whaling in the new Northwest -- Big government and big business -- The legend of Mike Bigg -- "All Hell broke loose" -- New frontiers -- Haida's song -- The legacy of capture -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005906382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780190673093
Lccn
2017042099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300393
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005906382
Label
Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator, Jason M. Colby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The most terrible jaws afloat" -- The old Northwest -- Griffin's quest -- Murray Newman and Moby Doll -- Namu's journey -- A boy and his whale -- Fishing for orcas -- Skana and the hippie -- the whales of Pender Harbour -- Supply and demand -- The white whale -- The Penn Cove roundup -- Whaling in the new Northwest -- Big government and big business -- The legend of Mike Bigg -- "All Hell broke loose" -- New frontiers -- Haida's song -- The legacy of capture -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005906382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780190673093
Lccn
2017042099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300393
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005906382

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