In July, 1964, a killer whale was captured off the coast of Saturna Island in B.C. Hunters had meant to kill the orca to use as a model for a sculpture at the Vancouver Aquarium. But the harpoonist only injured the whale and it was towed back to Vancouver.
A one day public viewing reportedly drew more than 20,000 people to the drydock where he was first housed. The orca was named Moby Doll.
Author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World Mark Leiren-Young argues that Moby Doll was a disruptor — changing forever the way we view orca whales.