This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at how performing orcas are treated at marine parks worldwide. Orcas are part of the same biological family as dolphins and thrive in the open sea. Being captured or born into captivity interferes with and stunts their natural growth and development. Kids learn about the world of orcas, their unique characteristics, their place in the oceans ecosystem, how they are hunted and captured, and how difficult it is to adapt to captivity. Of special interest are the introductions to individual orcassome of them world famousalong with information on how to protect orcas in the future. Includes beautiful color photos of orcas throughout the text and resources on conservation groups.