SeaWorld Bogus Critique Of Blackfish

Despite insisting that Blackfish is having no impact on its business, SeaWorld continues to invest heavily in a PR counter-attack on Blackfish and the former trainers who appear in the film.

It’s latest minute-by-minute critique of Blackfish was perhaps the most detailed, and most tediously off-base, critique it has issued yet.

Below you will find the Blackfish production team’s rebuttal. What’s…

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A Quick Look At The Impact Of Chlorine On Orcas And Trainers

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Mucus weep from Morgan’s eye.

Over the weekend, The Dodo posted a short article I put together on how the effort to maintain sparkly, clear water in SeaWorld’s pools can affect the physical well-being of the animals (and the humans who used to swim with them).

It’s not the biggest issue with captivity, but is a perfect example of how every little thing can impact the lives of the orcas and other…

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Morgan’s Fate At Loro Parque

Morgan’s Fate At Loro Parque: Dutch court will decide soon.

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A decision on whether Morgan, the lost young female orca, should remain at Loro Parque is due anytime, and could be released this Wednesday.

The arguments over Morgan have always been based on two completely different, and contradictory, narratives of her life at Loro Parque. Today, over on The Dodo, I took a look at what both sides claim regarding Morgan’s well-being, and how a pregnancy is the…

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New Zealand Orca Stranding Update

Yesterday, I happened to catch up briefly with New Zealand orca scientist Ingrid Visser, and she gave me an update on…

New Zealand Orca Stranding Update

Yesterday, I happened to catch up briefly with New Zealand orca scientist Ingrid Visser, and she gave me an update on…

Are The Two Moscow Orcas Hidden In These Tanks?Giving the word “tank” a bad name….
It is often said that it is hard to hide an orca. But,…View Post

Are The Two Moscow Orcas Hidden In These Tanks?

Giving the word “tank” a bad name….

It is often said that it is hard to hide an orca. But,…

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Marius The Giraffe Is Every Zoo Animal“Uh-oh. It’s starting to get crowded in here again.”
The world has been understandably shockedby…View Post

Marius The Giraffe Is Every Zoo Animal

“Uh-oh. It’s starting to get crowded in here again.”

The world has been understandably shockedby…

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Blackfish Effect At Work: Southwest Airlines
It has been amazing to see all the Blackfish-inspired effortsto campaign for changes in the way we…View Post

Blackfish Effect At Work: Southwest Airlines

It has been amazing to see all the Blackfish-inspired effortsto campaign for changes in the way we…

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Who Is White Sphere? The Barely Disguised Conglomerate Behind Russia’s Wild Orca CapturesSo there are no killer whales in Sochi for the Olympics, just athletes and spectators.
But the…View Post

Who Is White Sphere? The Barely Disguised Conglomerate Behind Russia’s Wild Orca Captures

So there are no killer whales in Sochi for the Olympics, just athletes and spectators.

But the…

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An Update On Albino Dolphin “Angel,” From Taiji Whale MuseumThe Taiji Whale Museum (TWM) has a blog, and they recently posted a brief update on the albino…View Post

An Update On Albino Dolphin “Angel,” From Taiji Whale Museum

The Taiji Whale Museum (TWM) has a blog, and they recently posted a brief update on the albino…

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SeaWorld Waterwork Desensitization Training: New VideoView Post

SeaWorld Waterwork Desensitization Training: New Video

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Welcome To The (SeaWorld) Machine

Welcome To The (SeaWorld) Machine: the essence of SeaWorld, in a short film.

Absolutely brilliant use of music and film to convey one visitor’s understanding of SeaWorld:

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Fellow Prisoners: A day at Sea World from Justin Hofman on Vimeo.

Filmmaker’s explanation:

I never set out to make this short film.…

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Taiji Whale Museum On The Albino CalfPhoto Credit: Satoshi Komiyama
During my reporting last weekon the fate and status of the albino…View Post

Taiji Whale Museum On The Albino Calf

Photo Credit: Satoshi Komiyama

During my reporting last weekon the fate and status of the albino…

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