1977-12/12/2003 RIP to Keiko; the whale who should have ended captivity forever. An embassador of freedom and a sign of compassion, hope, friendship and courage. Never forget and always remember this very special whale. Many believe his release was a fail but to me it was the most beautiful thing that could have happened to him, and with that he died free. Also i’d like to thank Keiko for leading me down this crazy path in life to become a marine biologist because my love for him as a kid blossomed into my love for the ocean, and my compassion for all marine life, and most importantly killer whales.