The Great Mystery: Where Do Orcas Choose to Swim?


1. Orcas are majestic creatures that captivate and inspire awe in many people.
2. Observing orcas in their natural habitat can provide valuable insights into their behavior and ecology.
3. The presence of orcas in certain regions can boost tourism and local economies.
4. Studying the habitats where orcas choose to swim can lead to better conservation efforts and protection of these marine environments.
5. Orcas play a crucial role in the balance of marine ecosystems, contributing to the health and diversity of marine life.


1. The commercial exploitation of orcas for entertainment purposes, such as in marine parks, raises ethical concerns.
2. The captivity of orcas can have negative impacts on their physical and mental well-being.
3. Overfishing and pollution in the oceans can threaten the habitats where orcas choose to swim.
4. Climate change and the resulting shifts in ocean currents and prey availability may disrupt the natural patterns of where orcas migrate and reside.
5. Human activities, such as noise pollution from vessels or the use of harmful fishing practices, can disturb or harm orca populations.


In D.H. Lawrence’s poem “Whales Weep Not!” (1909), the complex nature of whales is explored. These majestic creatures have been perceived both as awe-inspiring and as a means of extracting profit. Lawrence celebrates their beauty while acknowledging the conflicting views surrounding them.