The Whale

How Luna Should Have Been Taken Care Of

How To Avoid Luna's Death

To avoid Luna's death, there should have been people in Nootka Sound watching over Luna constantly to keep him safe (The Lonely Orca Named Luna – Orphan, Friend, or Victim? | FatPaddler.com®).

Who Killed Luna?

The DFO is responsible for Luna's death. They were made aware of Luna and didn't act upon it for 8 months. Even then, they only made plans! They were to be carried out the following spring! This caused a lot of time in between Luna arriving and the attempt to capture her which failed (Koski 2009).

Where Should Luna Have Been Kept?

Why Should Luna Be Moved Instead?

Some, such as the DFO, would claim that Luna would be best off being moved back to his pod in the wild. They think that an orca needs to live with their own pod their whole lives and Luna is a danger to himself and Nootka Sound. But, would this really be best for Luna? No. Luna wants and vies for the attention of his human companions. He has grown up with them for three whole years. He would have been safe there under supervision. But, now it's too late (Shamu Dictionary!)

Works Cited

  • "The Lonely Orca Named Luna – Orphan, Friend, or Victim? | FatPaddler.com®." FatPaddlercom. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.
  • Koski, Kari. "Orca Network - Luna Fact Sheet." Luna Fact Sheet. OrcaNetwork, 2009. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

  • "Nootka Sound Fishing Map Directions Transportation - NootkaSoundFishing.com." Nootka Sound Fishing Map Directions Transportation - NootkaSoundFishing.com. Nootka Sound Fishing, 2007. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

  • "The Whale (2011)." Amazon.com: The Whale: Ryan Reynolds, Docurama: Movies & TV. Amazon, 2011. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

  • "Nootka Sound Resort B&B, Tahsis." Nootka Sound Resort (Tahsis, British Columbia). Tripadvisor, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

    Nootka Sound Resort (Tahsis, British Columbia). Tripadvisor, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

  • "Shamu Dictionary!" Shamu Dictionary! Tumblr, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

Conclusion

There are benefits and disadvantages to keeping Luna. There are also push and pull factors to letting Luna go. Everyone would've loved keeping Luna. So would have he.