The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

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The story of Moby Doll, the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale, and how he changed the way people saw killer whales and sparked the movement to save them.
Publisher: Vancouver : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771641937
Branch Call Number: 599.536 L53k
Characteristics: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: David Suzuki Institute


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The story of Moby Doll, a killer whale harpooned for the Aquarium, but lived and then dragged back to Vancouver and was on display at Jericho Beach, before it died 87 days later in 1964.

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Aug 09, 2017

This is a great book! I have lived in Vancouver all my life and been to the aquarium many times but had never heard the story about Moby Doll. It was on a recent trip to Saturna Island and a visit to East Point and the museum there which led me to this book. A really informative history on the people involved, what spawned from the capture of Moby Doll, and so much more! The summer of 1964 was more than the Beatles playing in Vancouver, it was the beginning of new thinking about Orcas and it all started in Vancouver!

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