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Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Jason M. Colby

Abstract

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 ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190673093
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190673093.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason M. Colby, author