In the wild, orcas commonly swim up to 100 miles a day and stay with their family pods all their lives.
They can dive down to 300 feet and are among the fastest swimming whales in the world, reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour or more.
SeaWorld currently confines 21 orcas in three theme parks, swimming in circles, in a space that is said to be the equivalent of keeping a human being confined in a bathtub. This is a lonely, stressful, and mentally debilitating life.
While not all of the captive orcas are viable candidates for release, they could all be relocated to a natural sea pen which would drastically improve the quality of their lives.
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