The Real Sea World: Seeing Wild Orcas Is Better…and Cheaper
Is whale watching an “elitist” activity, accessible only to a fraction of families who can afford to witness cetaceans in their native environment? Many executives at SeaWorld and other industry defenders would have you think so. But a careful (though admittedly biased) look at the facts reveals that watching whales in the wild is not only preferable, it’s actually cheaper.
Take killer whales (Orcinus orca to scientists; “Shamu” to many SeaWorld patrons). In researching my book Death at SeaWorld, I compared the lives of orcas held captive in places like Orlando to those swimming free in the . . .
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- West Seattle Whale Watch: Orcas reported heading our way (westseattleblog.com)
- SeaWorld and OSHA Are Headed Back To Court (timzimmermann.com)
- SeaWorld: Injured killer whale continues to recover (swrnn.com)
- Sea World account of orca injury questioned (utsandiego.com)
- Video: The Real Sea World | #DASW (cyberwhalewarrior.com)
- Former Sea World trainers speak out in new video (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
- SeaWorld action urged after killer whale suffers jaw injury (thetimes.co.uk)