Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth by John Hargrove

By John Hargrove

Over the process twenty years, John Hargrove labored with 20 varied whales on continents and at of SeaWorld's U.S. amenities. For Hargrove, turning into an orca coach fulfilled a youth dream. besides the fact that, as his event with the whales deepened, Hargrove got here to doubt that their wishes may perhaps ever be met in captivity. while fellow running shoes have been killed by way of orcas in marine parks, Hargrove made up our minds that SeaWorld's wildly well known courses have been either dangerous to the whales and eventually hazardous for trainers.

After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove turned one of many stars of the debatable documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the remedy of SeaWorld's orca has now multiplied past the outlines sketched by way of the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his services to an advocacy stream that's convincing either federal and nation governments to act.

In underneath the outside, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of those very smart and social creatures, together with his favourite whales Takara and her mom Kasatka, of the main dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he contains vivid descriptions of the lives of orcas within the wild, contrasting their freedom within the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld.

Hargrove's trip is one who humanity has simply started to take-toward the conclusion that the connection among the human and animal worlds needs to be significantly rethought.

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5 mV maximum for the “A” grade. 3 µV/°C. 5pA/ √Hz Figure 1-22: AD829 op amp simplified schematic In an op amp input circuit such as Figure 1-22, the input bias current is the base current of the transistors comprising the long-tailed pair, Q1–Q2. It can be quite high, especially in high speed amplifiers, because the collector currents are high. It is typically ~3 µA, for the AD829. In amplifiers where the bias current is uncompensated (as true in this case), the bias current will be equal to one-half of the Q1–Q2 emitter current, divided by the HFE.

Single-supply parts operate better in this regard, because they are internally designed to maximize these respective ranges. 8 V at the output, and so on. But, rather interestingly, such devices are also usually restricted to lower supply ranges (only), so their upper dynamic range in absolute terms is actually more limited. For example, a traditional ±15 V 18 Op Amp Basics dual-supply device can typically swing 20 V p-p, or more than four times that of a 5 V single-supply part. If the total dynamic range is considered (assuming an identical input noise), the dual-supply operated part will have four times (or 12 dB) greater dynamic range than that of the 5 V operated part.

44, No. 9, November 1965, pp. 1887−1950 Figure 1-19: A 1965 solid- state current feedback op amp design from Bell Labs The circuit shown is a composite amplifier containing a high speed ac amplifier (shown inside the dotted outline) and a separate dc servo amplifier loop (not shown). The feedback resistor R2 is ac coupled to the low impedance emitter of transistor Q1. The circuit design was somewhat awkward because of the lack of good high frequency PNP transistors, and it also required zener diode level shifters, and nonstandard supplies.

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