Visualise dolphins jumping and performing tricks for tourists as they clap and cheer. Children laughing as their parents sit nearby. Then visualise the fresh scent of newly spilled blood, the screams of mothers as their babies are ripped from their sight and dead bodies being dragged away one by one.
For nearly three weeks in October 1988, the world looked on in feverish excitement as hundreds of people converged upon tiny Barrow, Alaska, one of the most isolated and northernmost villages in the world. To this day, the whale rescue of 1988 remains one of the most intensely covered news events of all time and perhaps the world's greatest show on ice.