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The Sad, Tragic and Probably Profitable Death of Dawn Brancheau

February 26th, 2010 — 7:36pm

The stadium fills with thrill seekers. They’ve come to witness man’s frail attempt to control the unpredictable power of nature. In this contest between apex predators, man seems overmatched from the start…because he is.

The behemoth is 22 feet long and 6 tons of muscle, cunning and instinct. It’s been honed by thousands of years of survival into a killing machine; it is the killer whale. Man meets this challenge with intelligence and little else.
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