It's obvious that it's very difficult to teach an animal after 20 years with humans to be wild. Everything turned into a disaster. Mark stuck until the end on this. This whale was a legend...and sadly the legend ended tragic.
Very disappointed. Not only is Marc Simmons not a scientist (nor could he ever pretend to be) but this book had a pro-captivity message throughout it. Having known the 'real' story of keiko, I was more than disgusted at his representation of Keikos life. Keiko could barely hold his breath for three minutes to do captivity and could hold it for over 15 after his rehabilitation. He lived in seapens for YEARS before his release, gained an incredible amount of weight and even grew a little more. His entire infection that covered his body cleared up within months of being in the seawater. When I was done with the book I finally decided to look up who Mark Simmons was. No surprise, HUGE supporter of these incredible animals being held in captivity, is in the process of opening his own park with live cetaceans. So why would he ever give you a non-biased opinion of Keikos life? What a joke..and it's self-publish since no one would dare publish that garbage