Since dolphins communicate by sonar, this noise frightens them because it is an abnormal sound. The dolphins try to escape but the fishermen herd them into the cove and block their escape route with layers of fishing net. some are captured and sent to aquariums, amusement parks and interactive “dolphin encounters" worldwide. “The dolphins are speared, hooked, hoisted into the air by their tails, and finally eviscerated alive. The methods, say researchers, result in a long and painful death for these intelligent marine mammals,” says an article in Science Letter.
The Cove The first word that poped out of my mind after I saw the movie “The Cove” is “Wow”. In the film, Ric O’s Barry which was a dolphin trainer, he figured out that dolphins are such intelligent creatures, they shouldn’t be captive and fill humans’ happiness, and they belong where they came from, the ocean. In Japan, Taiji, 23,000 dolphins are being slaughters each year in the cove, it really harms the dolphins population, and nobody knows this is happening, not even the Japanese people. The Japanese government knew what was going on, they wanted money, they hid the facts, and they feed their kids with meats full of toxins. Should dolphins be living in a stressful life because of our human’s selfishness?
As if that was not horrible enough, dolphin trainers and veterinarians witness and sometimes assist the killings. If they see a "good-looking dolphin", they purchase them to use in dolphinariums (a dolphin aquarium) and amusement parks around the world (Brian Duignan, Dolphin Slaughter in Japan, Advocacy.britannica.com) including the beloved Sea World. A former Sea World biologist stated in a short documentary, "Sea World has been involved in illegal and unethical actions to assure their parks are well stocked with killer whales." He also said in the same documentary that, "Sea World representatives secretly promoted the Japanese dolphin drivers where thousands of animals are
Fin Whale Razorback might sound like a name for a cool car, but it’s actually a name for the Fin Whale. Other names include Common Rorqual and Finback (Harrison, 2005). The Fin Whale is part of the species Balaenoptera physalus(Harrison,2005). The reason why I chose the Fin Whale is because it caught my attention on the hit television show “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet. “Whale Wars” is a show about a conservation society who protects whales in the southern ocean from the Japanese Whaling Fleet who hunts whales to sell the meat illegally on the Japanese Market.
Whaling has been around on since prehistoric times, they were hunted by chasing the whales, and throwing a harpoon into them. Whaling and fishing in the late nineteenth and twentieth century became a tragedy of the commons where fishermen had little incentive to allow some fish to remain to only be taken by others. Countries around the world were putting whales on the brink of extinction through any means necessary. By not taking young fish, this would allow future fish to keep the population stable, but by not taking the younger fish, the fishermen would lose these to other fishermen. In the 1800s and 1900s whales were found to be quite practical and useful.
After recounting his original story with the animals and the carnivorous island, the Japanese investigators are immediately skeptical and tell Pi right away, “Mr. Patel, we don’t believe your story” (Life of Pi, 99). The investigators cannot be blamed, for Pi tells them a story with a talking tiger and a flesh eating island of algae in the middle of the ocean. Speaking of the island, they tell Pi, “Your island is botanically impossible” (99). After every account, the investigators refute it as unbelievable.
The concept of the “Rite of Passage” is seen in all cultures. It’s a universal mark indicative of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood in order to be accepted in a social group. Today we dig deep into some of the most horrific rites of passage in modern times and compare them to a range of rites in the US. None of them seem to rival “Hunger Games”, but they definitely are unique. The Faroe Islands in Denmark is the place where youths celebrate an annual bloodbath killing pilot whales (known as Calderon dolphins) in a bay of blood to celebrate their entry into adulthood.
A Critique of Cast Away A Critique of Cast Away In the adventurous drama, Cast Away, released in 2000, Tom Hanks stars as a man stranded on an island after his jet crashes into the South Pacific. After viewing this film, the audience can walk away with valuable life lessons about not taking time for granted because you can never get it back, and even in the most dreadful of circumstances, never give up hope because you never know what life will bring. After looking into the many different elements of film production for this film, the audience will be able to understand how the director’s ideas and visions helped relay the life lessons taught in this film. Chuck’s life before the crash was frantic. His career as a FedEx systems engineer kept him flying all over the world, having a ruled-by-the-clock existence and allowing him very little time even for his love interest, Kelly Frears, played by Helen Hunt (Zemeckis, 2000).
Eventually they get close to the monster, which eventually turned out to be a shark-shaped submarine, called the Nautilus. They met Captain Nemo, commander and owner of the ship, who told them that they were allowed to stay on the Nautilus, but, they weren´t permitted to leave. At this point, an extraordinary voyage under the sea began. Arronax, was fascinated by all the underwater mysteries. But, Ned Land was not happy at all, so he proposed to escape.