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Old 09-28-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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Anybody know how many whales perform at once at seaworld?

When you attend the live show where the killer whales perform at sea world are there multiple whales or just one performing at a time?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Multiple whales perform at the same time. At least 3, and I believe there are more on standby in the back of the stage. The trainers do not go in the water with the whales anymore. Only up to their ankles.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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Seaworld Orlando has 7 Whales. You can see up to 6 perform at once and 6 in the front show pool at the same time. The whale you will not see with the others is named Tily. Tily is the only adult male killer whale that Seaworld Orlando has. In the Killer whale social structure, the Adult females rule the group. Followed by the Juvenile Females, then the Juvenile Males and all the way at the bottom of the social ladder are the adult males. Since Tily is the only adult male, he is not accepted among the other females unless it is mating season. Tily can usually be seen splashing the audience with his grandson Trua. Since Trua is a juvenile male, Trua accepts Tily and therefore they are able to perform together. Then, Trua (Who is still accepted by the adult females because he is young) will rejoin the other whales for the final show segment. The 7th and newest whale "Makio" is also a young male. However, he is less than a year old and stays with his mother at all times. He tries to mimic what the other whales do in the pool, however he is not officially trained to do any behaviors yet.
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