Killers in Eden

The Story of a Rare Partnership between Men and Killer Whales

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Image: Museum Victoria
Source: Museum Victoria
By Danielle Clode
RRP $29.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, colour illustrations, 168pp

For a century, the killer whales of Twofold Bay herded baleen whales towards the harpoons of local whalers, helping them hunt and sharing the rewards. It was a life of industry, adventure and a strange and rare partnership between whale and man.

In Killers in Eden Danielle Clode explores how this relationship between whaler and killer developed. Using our modern knowledge of killer whales to untangle fact from myth, Danielle uncovers the truly remarkable history of the killers in Eden.

Danielle Clode is a zoologist and award-winning science writer at Flinders University. Her recent books include Voyages to the South Seas, A Future in Flames and Prehistoric Giants: the Megafauna of Australia, which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.