The World in the Whale
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 600
- Aug 7, 2020 6:00 pm
- 52:48 mins
The World in the Whale Guest: Rebecca Giggs, author, "Fathoms: The World in the Whale" A windfall is an unexpected bounty that seems to fall from above. When a whale dies at sea, it provides a "whale fall," a bounty of nutrients that other fish and marine life harvest as the mammal falls to the ocean floor. Just another example of our interconnected world, and you'd be surprised at the way humans are caught up in it. The Fate of Kidnapped Whales Russia Released Into Wild (originally aired June 28, 2019) Guest: Shari Tarantino, Executive Director, Orca Conservancy “Blackfish” put the sea park industry in the spotlight for inhumane living conditions and threats to both humans and killer whales when the animals were forced to live in captivity. In 2019, a group in Russia was sanctioned to keep over 100 orcas and belugas in “whale jail” for several months while they attempted to sell the animals to theme parks. The danger didn't end when the animals were released.