SeaWorld's orcas are still getting beat up.
Earlier this week, The Dodo reported that a young orca named Sakari had been injured in a fight with another orca at SeaWorld San Antonio, leaving her with a bleeding gash on her chin. Now, a new video shows that the violence is just as rampant at the company's California location.
A video taken last week at SeaWorld San Diego shows an orca, believed to be 14-year-old Nakai, with severe rake marks caused by other orcas' teeth running the length of his body.
"[The video] doesn't even give it justice, for how deep and long some of those gashes were," Chelsy Sutton, the college student who recorded the video, told The Dodo. "I've seen some pretty bad rake marks ... [but] it was literally from his rostrum [nose] to the tip of his tail fluke."
"It was bad," she said. "I'm not a marine biologist, but those marks, those were different whales. It looked like he was tag teamed."