Peter Alexander swims with Corky, despite never having worked with an orca in his life.
SeaWorld is super strict about working restrictions with orcas, except of course if you’re a news outlet willing to pay a lump sum to get a segment with them!
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1. I love how they don’t even explain what happened the LAST TIME (first time??) they put an amatuer in the water with a whale. The secretary that almost got killed??? Hellooooo?!
2. Where is the education, conservation, and research?!!! Nope nope nope, they didn’t even talk about any of that! And I didn’t learn jack shit about the whales other than names of tricks they do.
3. He says it’s the most peaceful feeling he’s ever had, it was the best feeling he’s ever had, he loved it, he had so much fun- BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW CORKY FEELS nope you don’t.
Buhhhh sometimes. How old is this video?
Why go to a marine park when you can have an encounter like this?
I would most certainly freak out and capsize, haha.
This is my dream more than anything else in the world.
I would be so excited / giddy
Isn’t it a little surreal to think that Makani turned a year old today, and that’s how old his mother was when she was captured and sent to SeaWorld? Like, Kasatka was THAT little when she was shipped halfway across the world to become a breeding machine for marine parks.
Tilikum’s teeth or lack there of.
Is this really something to be upset over when it’s a common occurrence in the wild?
Pretty sure whales in the wild don’t become so bored and frustrated that they break their teeth on steel bars and chew on concrete…Or are you referring to the natural wearing of teeth on some offshore orcas who eat rough-skinned sharks? In either case, I’d like some evidence for your claim that this is “common” in the wild…