10 Shocking Secrets SeaWorld Doesn’t Want You To Know

10. Orcas Suffer in SeaWorld’s Cramped Tanks

Whales and dolphins swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild. Instead of creating a network of coastal sanctuaries where marine animals can live and swim freely, SeaWorld houses them in cramped tanks the size of a bathtub. The unnatural living conditions have caused orcas to exhibit a wide range of abnormal behaviors, from chewing on metal grates until their teeth are worn down to floating listlessly for hours at a time. SeaWorld’s tanks and pools prohibit orcas from swimming, communicating, and interacting with other orcas. The frustration and stress of living in captivity has led to over 600 pages of incident reports documenting dangerous orca behavior at SeaWorld.
10. Orcas Suffer in SeaWorld’s Cramped Tanks