SeaWorld is continuing to fight tooth-and-nail against OSHA's citations and fine, originally issued in August of 2010, in response to the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau. SeaWorld’s Case Against The Government Not Going Swimmingly…Update 9/21/11 | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com The CNN clip contained in that posting is, I think, very much worth viewing (which is saying a lot, since I don't generally have much respect for mainstream media). Both David Kirby and the former SeaWorld trainer they interviewed make some good points. For my part: I firmly believe Dawn's death was entirely preventable, that SeaWorld is indeed to blame, and they brought the entire incident on themselves through their own arrogance. Honestly, did they really believe they had any chance, long-term, of working safely with an orca who was originally wild-caught, has previously killed two other people, and has a long history of aggressive behavior towards humans? In the 'FWIW' department: David Kirby has a new book coming in 2012, called 'Death at SeaWorld.' Apparently, it will be (among other things) a discussion of the entire Brancheau incident and the implications it has for the entire oceanarium industry. I think I'll borrow it from the local library before I decide if it's worth buying. Been burned too many times. Happier travels.