Captive orca have been all over the news the last two years, since the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau by Icelandic captive Tilikum.
Orca Aware have published a new blog report (author, anon.) which explores captivity and the educational value of displaying orca in marine entertainment facilities.
The report includes a literature search for killer whale studies published by marine entertainment giant SeaWorld. The document for the search result listings can be downloaded here:
Result Listings from Google Scholar SeaWorld Orca Literature Search.
It also includes quotes from a 2006 email correspondence with the SeaWorld "Ask Shamu Team". The full email can be read here:
Email Correspondence, SeaWorld Ask Shamu Team (2006).
You can now read "Captive Orca: Behind the Scenes or Behind Bars?"