From journalist and bestselling author David Kirby comes Death at SeaWorld, a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of America’s most beloved marine mammal park.
From the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, to other, less-publicized violent incidents, Kirby puts these brutal human-on-animal attacks in context and explores the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity.
Kirby follows the story of Dr. Naomi Rose, The HSUS's marine mammal scientist, whose warnings against keeping killer whales in captivity fell on deaf ears. He also covers the media backlash, the eyewitnesses who come forward to challenge SeaWorld’s glossy image, and the groundbreaking OSHA case that may spell the end of having trainers in the water with the ocean’s top predators.
The Real Sea World
David Kirby, Dr. Naomi Rose, and three former SeaWorld trainers visit Puget Sound and observe resident orcas, to compare their lives with those of captive orcas. Read an excerpt from "Death at SeaWorld"
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity, published by St. Martin's Press, is available now. Visit your local bookstore or one of these online retailers to order your copy today.
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Meet David Kirby and Naomi Rose
Attend an event to meet author David Kirby and Dr. Naomi Rose.
San Diego, California
November 10, 2012, time TBA
American Cetacean Society 13th International Conference
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, Calif.
This event includes a presentation and book signing with the author and Naomi Rose.