SeaWorld promoted a video about Tilikum last week as part of its desperate PR campaign to save the sinking marine park.
In the video, a cheery SeaWorld trainer tells the camera that Tilikum's lethargic floating - or resting, as she calls it - is a perfectly normal orca behavior. "[Audiences at SeaWorld] might see him at rest, because, you see, like all animals, killer whales do rest," she says.
Once again, SeaWorld's twisting the truth.
Many of SeaWorld's orcas, like Tilikum, can often be seen listlessly floating at the top of their tanks or on the tank floor, sometimes for hours on end. But while SeaWorld would have you believe that their whales are just taking naps, floating is hardly a normal behavior for wild orcas.