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A Surprising Great White Shark Attack

Orcas are the big, magnificent creatures that you see blasting out of the water at Sea World. But they’re more than that; they’re clever, courageous creatures that love their freedom. Unrestricted in the wild, they even have ingenious hunting methods, … Continue reading

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Captivity: Home Away From Home?

Jacques Cousteau, the famous marine conservationist, once said, “No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea.” Flipper the dolphin, Shamu the killer whale, and Andre the … Continue reading

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Sea World’s Tilikum Is Sick

Many people recognize the name Tilikum. As a controversial bull orca that killed three people, including Sea World Trainer Dawn Brancheau, he is one of the most famous killer whales in the world. The 22-foot, 12,000 lb bull orca is … Continue reading

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Fin Collapse in Killer Whales

Approximately 1% of wild orcas exhibit fin collapse, where the dorsal fin leans to one side.  A rare occurrence in the wild, fin collapse is exhibited more in whales with poor health, and may result from serious injury, such as … Continue reading

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