Have You Watched BlackFish?

The film "Blackfish" has become a well known controversial story about the orca whales captured, living, and being trained at SeaWorld. The film tells the tragic stories of accidents and deaths that have occurred there and at parks similar over the past years. I know this is a health and fitness blog, but I have a love and some educational background in marine biology. I felt I had to establish my stand on this subject. I pray for a day when the idea of large marine mammals, (or any marine animal) living in captivity is an absurd idea....more

Whale in Drowning Incident Returns to Stage

Just thirteen months after SeaWorld's star attraction, Tilikum, killed his trainer, the bull orca returned to his watery stage in Orlando last week and was greeted warmly by audiences. In February of 2010, Tilikum had snatched 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau by her ponytail and drowned the veteran trainer before horrified crowds. Since then, Sea World has apparently spent "millions" inputting safety precautions and for good measure, all the female trainers now wear their hair in a bun. ...more

I couldn't agree more. I don't doubt that the staff genuinely cares for their animals, but I ...more

SeaWorld Trainer Killed By Orca

About 12:30 p.m. EST today in Orlando, Florida, a female whale trainer at SeaWorld died mid-performance after a fatal incident involving a killer whale. Evidently, the 40-year-old senior trainer, identified as Dawn Brancheau, had just finished show introductions when the 30-year-old, 12,300-pound bull orca named "Telly" struck her. ...more

Hey Camille,

 

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to dive in deep. I ...more