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26 Things You Should Know About SeaWorld

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Few topics are touchier these days than SeaWorld. It seems every few weeks the marine amusement park is in the news for yet another violation of animal rights, or a new controversy. Unfortunately, there is a lot of basis to these claims, and SeaWorld criticism is often justified. These behind the scenes facts and SeaWorld secrets are just some of the things the corporation doesn't want you to know (along with a few interesting facts that are less controversial, but will still peak your interest.

It’s a known fact, despite what SeaWorld wants patrons and the public to believe, that orcas do not do well in captivity, and nowhere was that idea better illustrated than in the documentary Blackfish, which focused on the fatal accident involving SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and the orca Tilikum. But what additional secrets doesn’t SeaWorld want us to know? What do orcas eat in captivity? How long do orcas usually live in the wild? What does a floppy dorsal fin mean? How do the powers that be breed orcas in captivity? 

These questions and more are answered below, and we warn you – the information we’ve gathered is not always easy to hear. Upvote the SeaWorld facts you think everyone should know and let us know what you think of SeaWorld in the comments section.

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