Yet Another Fine for SeaWorld

Written by on June 11, 2013 in Marine Life

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Deep-sea oarfish footage captured for first time

Scientists recently released the first-ever deep-sea footage of an oarfish, Regalecus glesne. The footage was captured in 2011 by a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in the Gulf of Mexico and was just released last week. Oarfish can reach over 30 feet in length and have previously only ever been seen dead or dying after washing ashore.

Seafish film ‘The Business of Fishing’

‘The Business of Fishing’ is a film produced by Seafish that explores the good side and the bad side of owning a fishing vessel. Following the success of the film in the UK, it will now be available to schools, higher education institutes and other groups. Watch a clip at the end of the post!

U.S. Government Hits SeaWorld With Safety Violation—Again

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued another violation and a $38,500 fine against SeaWorld Florida for failing to change the way trainers interact with whales. The battle between SeaWorld and OSHA began in February 2010 after the orca Tilikum, killed a trainer in Orlando. Since then, SeaWorld has ended “water work” where trainers actually swim with the whales, but they still allow trainers far too close to the whales during “drywork” when the whales are out of the water.

Orca Performing at SeaWorld.

Orca Performing at SeaWorld. Photo credit: insidethemagic via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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