Whale Watch

March 2010
Current Events;3/22/2010, Vol. 109 Issue 20, p7
The article focuses on a debate on whether killer whales should be kept in captivity. The said debate is driven by three attacks that involved Tilikum, a male orca. Two of such attacks killed a trainer at a marine park in British Columbia and a man who trespassed in SeaWorld Orlando in Florida in 1999. The other attack injured trainer Dawn Brancheau after he was drowned by Tilikum, scaring spectators and other trainers in SeaWorld.


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