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NYT’s Science Times Section Weighs in on Orca Captivity

Major feature, beautifully written, in Tuesday’s Science Times section of The New York Times that bills Blackfish and Death at SeaWorld as a twin assault on captivity, and gives ample coverage to Dr. Naomi Rose, who is a major figure … Continue reading

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How One Family Went From SeaWorld Fans to Foes in a Single Show

(Excerpted from TakePart.com) Last Saturday, when Carlo De Leonibus and his wife took their daughter, Cat, to SeaWorld Orlando for her 11th birthday, they expected yet another exciting afternoon of whale and dolphin watching. SeaWorld was a regular destination for the … Continue reading

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THE REAL SEAWORLD – Humane Society Video Extolls the Wonders of Wild Killer Whales

Although released earlier, I thought I would send this great video around once more, in light of all the wonderful publicity being brought this summer to killer whales, in the ocean, and in captivity – where they both face serious … Continue reading

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NPR.org Interview with David Kirby on ‘Blackfish’ and SeaWorld

From Barbara King, author of the wonderful book, How Animals Grieve: ‘Blackfish’ Takes Aim At SeaWorld by Barbara J. King July 17, 2013 3:19 PM In a photo released by SeaWorld San Diego, Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately … Continue reading

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SeaWorld’s Clumsy Attack on “Blackfish”

SeaWorld has unleashed a bitter attack on the new documentary, Blackfish, accusing the filmmakers of being “shamelessly dishonest,” and filling the movie with serious inaccuracies. As someone who has followed the saga of Tilikum and deceased trainer Dawn Brancheau for … Continue reading

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A Year Of Killer Whale News Since ‘Death at SeaWorld’ was Released

Last July, after releasing the Death at SeaWorld hardcover edition, I began blogging for the wonderful website www.takepart.com, which is a great online news sources for wildlife stories (and many other social-action oriented issues). I decided to put together all … Continue reading

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What’s Eating ‘Keet,’ SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?

The orca’s dorsal fin is in terrible condition—but did a virus or the bite of another killer whale cause the damage? First Published at TakePart.com As if having his dorsal fin completely collapse weren’t enough, something—or someone—has been eating away … Continue reading

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What Happened to Nakai? SeaWorld Whale Missing Huge Chunk of Chin

Nakai, an 11-year-old male orca at SeaWorld is missing a “dinner-plate sized chunk” of skin and flesh just under his mouth. The ghastly gash, first reported by journalist Tim Zimmermann, happened during a nighttime show at the Southern California park … Continue reading

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