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Beneath the Surface - Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish-logo

Beneath the Surface - Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

John Hargrove

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.
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Genres:

Nature

Description:

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Howard Chua-Eoan

Length:

8h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:33