Ralph Munro Former Secretary of State. As you can see from the video evidence, from the former Secretary of State, Seaworld were still capturing in 1976. After being banned from US waters, they tried to move onto Alaskan waters and when that was stopped without taking a breath they moved on to Iceland. Using the graph posted by Awesome Ocean, you can see the dip around the time they were capturing, and the population never recovered as they took calves who would have reached breeding age in their late teens, taking out a whole breeding population.
Over time, the Southern Residents bounced back to a peak population of 98 members in 1995. Since the peak in 1995, the population has been in decline ... and it has NOTHING to do with SeaWorld.
It has everything to do with Seaworld as you can see above.
When you lie about the dates you can make it look like it has nothing to do with them, but when Courts are involved the timeline is plain to see and be researched.
After examining this tragic death, the persecution of SeaWorld and other zoological organizations by animal activists is reckless and irresponsible.