And yes, it’s called “whale watching”, because this is more sensational than “dolphin watching” I guess. Lately the numbers of Orcas has dwindled by almost one-third. Scientists don’t know why, but their guess is it has something to do with sonar sounding of US navy ships, less food sources, plus cruise ship noise and traffic.
Some members of the Human Family are so clever at times, manipulating, scheming and shrewd, especially politicians and some corporations. Take the plight of First Nations people. (Who on the West Coast have a longstanding respect and reverance for Orcas.) Disease, high rates of suicide amongst youth, misery, living in third world conditions – they are neglected by those in power. Still victims of the Wild West Cowboys and Indians complex. But you wouldn’t get this impression when arriving in Canada at either Toronto or Vancouver airports. There, visitors are welcomed with powerful symbolic works of art by the same people to whom we show indifference. In that environment they are glorified.
Henri van Bentum