The Heartbreaking Real-Life Capture of #Orcas

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IN 1970, MORE THAN 90 ORCAS WERE STALKED AND HERDED into a three-acre net by deafening explosives, speedboats and airplanes at Puget Sound, a deep inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington. Alongside the hired captors was Terry Newby, a young marine mammal researcher (in the red and blue sweater). Images taken by Dr. Newby himself tell the story of the horrific captures that led to a lifetime of confinement and exploitation of orcas in marine parks and aquariums around the world.

Once the 80 orcas were corralled and trapped, boats with scuba divers circled the pens and monitored the orcas day and night to prevent anyone from helping them escape.

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