The Real Moby Dick Was So Much Worse

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Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?

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Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
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This video was significantly informed by the excellent research done by Nathaniel Philbrick in his book, "In the Heart of the Sea". Thank you Mr. Philbrick for your insight, scholarship, and for telling this whale of a tale!

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***SELECTED SOURCES***

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Philbrick, Nathaniel. Viking Penguin. New York, 2000.

"The True-Life Horror That Inspired Moby Dick"
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-true-life-horror-that-inspired-moby-dick-17576/

New Bedford Whaling Museum
https://www.whalingmuseum.org/learn/research-topics/overview-of-north-american-whaling

Nantucket’s First Peoples of Color
https://nha.org/wp-content/uploads/PUB-Other-Islanders-1aWamp1o2.pdf

"Whaling the Old Way"
https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2010/marchapril/feature/whaling-the-old-way

"Protecting whales to protect the planet"
https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/protecting-whales-protect-planet

"This is what happens to your body as you die of dehydration"
https://www.popsci.com/dehydration-death-thirst-water/

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