The Killer Whale Who Changed the World: The Killer Whale That Changed the World

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World: The Killer Whale That Changed the World

By: Mark Leiren-Young (author)Hardback

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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."

About Author

Mark Leiren-Young is an award-winning journalist, screenwriter, playwright, and author. He received the Leacock medal for his memoir Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, and the El Prat de Llobregat Award for his film The Green Chain. He lives in Vancouver.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781771641937
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781771641937
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1771641932

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