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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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DEATH AT SEAWORLD – ANNOUNCING NEW TOUR EVENTS FOR THE FALL

Saturday, October 6, 2012 New Hampshire 1:00-3:00pm 202 Old Rochester Road Somersworth, NH 03878 David Kirby will be making a New Hampshire stop on his New England tour to read from his book, discuss its contents, and sign copies. This … 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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