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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Killer Whales and Homework

No, homework and killers whales don't have anything to do with each other. However, I have a ton of homework to do these days and I just read a story about a killer whale online.

First of all, the killer whale story. I read that a trainer was killed by a killer whale at Sea World. I think it happened today. The thing is this whale has killed twice before. Admittedly the second time was more the fault of the individual. Apparently a man snuck into the the tank at night after the park closed for a swim. You can guess the rest.

The first kill was a part time trainer. She was a young woman. I don't have the details on that one. The woman killed this time was a very experienced 40 year old trainer who got too close and from what I can tell, eye witness say the whale jumped out of the water, grabbed her in his jaws and shook her violently. I don't know more than that.

Why was this whale allowed to continue to be around people with the history it had? I don't understand. I am not saying to kill the animal. I am not saying to do anything other than to leave it alone! Obviously it doesn't mix with people. If an experienced trainer can have something like this happen then maybe it's telling us something? I will be the first to say I love marine life. I love sharks and the whole ocean thing. It's fascinating. I have been to see world and watched the killer whales. I guess people SAW this happen today. I can only imagine how traumatic it would be.

Now I better get back to my homework. Those are just my thoughts for the day! :)