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Aug 20, 2014 — The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after an orca named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.
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Jul 17, 2013 — Ahead of the opening of the movie Blackfish, commentator Barbara J. King considers the dispute between SeaWorld and the filmmakers and talks with the author of the book Death at SeaWorld for his perspective.
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Jun 11, 2013 — On a fishing trip in Alaska, a killer whale steals a snack from a fisherman.
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Jan 10, 2013 — Ice shifted overnight near Inukjuak, Quebec, allowing a pod of orcas to escape the dwindling hole they used for air and swim away.
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Aug 2, 2012 — Remarkable video footage of a killer whale nearly drowning her trainer underscores ongoing questions about SeaWorld's interspecies-encounter policies. Commentator Barbara J. King discusses the video in light of David Kirby's new book Death at SeaWorld.
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Aug 23, 2010 — OSHA fined SeaWorld for an avoidable deadly orca attack that left a theme-park worker dead.
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