Eight Dolphins of Katrina

Eight Dolphins of Katrina

A True Tale of Survival

Book - 2013
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was demolished, and its inhabitants swept from their tank into the Gulf of Mexico. After growing up in captivity, how could the eight bottlenose dolphins feed and protect themselves in the wild? And if they could survive, would their trainers ever see them again? This fascinating picture book--enriched with both beautiful color-wash illustrations and photographs taken by the trainers themselves--tells this dramatic, happy-ending story.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780547719238
054771923X
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nascimbene, Yan ill.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 159823.

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Absolutely Disgusting. This is only a book designed to make you think marine parks that feature cetaceans is morally acceptable. (which it's not). Dolphins have no reason to be in captivity in the first place. Nor do people have the right to force them to preform to get their food. The story itself was heartwarming, but the captivity part just doesn't reflect current public opinion on keeping these highly intelligent non-human persons in captivity. I personally believe that dolphins and whales are more intelligent than we are.

So I will give this book a 3/5. Story plot, great -- but captivity, cruel.

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