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Article posted: 7/27/2013 6:07 AM

'Blackfish' doc dives into plight of SeaWorld's whales

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Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite attends a screening of "Blackfish" in New York.

The whale Tilikum in the new documentary "Blackfish."

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What the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary "The Cove" did for dolphin slaughter in Japan, "Blackfish" may do for killer whales living in captivity while performing at marine parks. "Blackfish," explores what may have caused Tilikum, a 12,000-pound orca, to kill three people, including veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
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    • Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite attends a screening of “Blackfish” in New York.
    • The whale Tilikum in the new documentary “Blackfish.”
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