Get well soon, BubbaBuddhist!
Chris, thanks for te link. Have only read the first page so far, but already agree with all that was said.
Perhaps the species Orca also has a different temper from other whales.
Throughout history we have reports of free living dolphins carrying drowning fishermen back to the shore, and placing them onto land, well understanding they would die in the ocean, and that they need to be on land.
This is an exceptional evidence of intelligence, insight, compassion and good will, even though they, too, could kill us, if they ram us with their noses.
Orcas however, are much larger, and while we don't know of free living Orcas ever having killed humans, they have done so in captivity.
So, I conclude they have a different temperament.
I also noticed that Orcas have extreme colors, black and white, which somehow signal 'danger' to me, sort of like the colors of wasps and tigers.
Dolphins however are grey, black and white melted into one...colors say a lot in the animal kingdom.
And then size....
Tigers also attack humans at times, while the "attacks" of domesticated cats usually remain harmless.
So, perhaps we just shouldn't mess with Orcas any longer and set them free. They are not threatened anyways.
Won't happen. Money.