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Piliposyan, Lusine

Professor Altman
English114A; T-Th 2-3:15
Annotated Bibliography
"Smart PR or Marketing Misfire? SeaWorld Defends Against Film." Advertising Age, 84.27
(2013): 5.
In this short scholarly journal, it talks about Sea World and the movie based of sea world
Blackfish. Blackfish is a film charging that keeping orca whales in captivity causes
them physical and mental harm. Only a few people have went and fought against the
people who produced the film. The reason for that is because more people are upset with
Sea World, then they are with the film itself. "From a marketing standpoint, this is turning
into the gift that keeps on giving," said Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures,
the film's distributor. "Frankly, I've never seen anything like it." However, the people who
produced the film are more than thrilled that the movie, finally got peoples attention, as
to what happens in Sea World.
"Blackfish Documentary Rightfully Causes Viewers to Avoid Sea World." UWIRE Text, (2014):
1. http://go.galegroup.com.libproxy.csun.edu/ps/i.do?&id=GALE
In this article, it gives information about the whale. Such as even though the whale is
known more as killer whale, it's also known as blue orca. The whale is named

Tillicum and was captured around the 1800s in Iceland. To protect the baby killer
whales, the mom killer whales, would strategies. At some point, they would be
surrounded by boats and nets. So, when the baby killer whale would be taken away, the
mom would just let out a cry as a way of mourning of her baby. When Tilikum had
arrived at Sea World after being taken away from his mom, he was deprived of food and
caged with two abusive female whales that would bite him all over his body, including
his head. He was caged with the two abusive female whales for 17 hours. Due to
everything Tilikum was put through, he ended up killing one of the trainers during a
show. When the SeaWorld executives and spokesmen found out, they blamed the trainee
for dying, rather than taking responsible for putting Tilikum in the position to kill. The
whales have no history of hurting humans in the wild because they are known to be very
friendly and gentle, however being held in a facility for more than 20 years is a perfect
reason why the sea animal would cause harm to the trainers..
Lowenberg, Olivia. "Does Sea World Deal Forecast the End of Orca Attractions?." The Christian
Science Monitor, (2015): http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.csun.edu/docview/1720578157?
This article talks about how Sea World cannot bring in more wild killer whales to the
tanks they own. Which means that the 11 killer whales that they own, are the last ones for
the park. SeaWorlds initial proposal to the CCC, which stands for California Coastal
Commission, was to make a new and improved Orca Park, that would be called the Blue
Whale Project. For the CCC to agree, the said that Sea World cannot add anymore Killer
Whales, then to the ones they have, and they need to keep the current ones away from
construction noises. Even though Sea World has had a dramatic ticket sale loss for how

they treat the Killer Whales, the Killer Whale Show, is still the main reason they are still
open and running. "A ban on breeding would sentence these animals to a slow extinction
in our care," John Reilly, president of SeaWorld San Diego.
Myers, Gay Nagle, and Myers. "Dolphin Attractions Feel Pressure Amid SeaWorld Controversy."
Travel Weekly, 73.37 (2014): 26. http://go.galegroup.com.libproxy.csun.edu/ps/i.do?&id=GALE
One result of the controversy surrounding SeaWorld has been the dropping of dolphin
tours from a program set for an upcoming event in Cancun. PETA, which stands for
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is opposed to keeping whales in captivity
for entertainment, such as whale shows. "Dolphins in the wild swim up to 50 miles a day,
but in captivity, that means 60 feet a day. They navigate by echolocation, bouncing off
sonar waves. This is not possible in a tank, and the confusion of their entire sensory
balance causes deranged behavior. This quote is to show that the killer whales need
space in order to swim, instead their heals in captivity, where they cant even swim half
of 50 miles a day.