Shouts, blasting music and fireworks.
These are some of the sounds that give SeaWorld theme parks a boisterous and festive atmosphere, which SeaWorld - while trying to change its face from diversion to dedicated scientific conservation institution - refuses to give up.
But some thoughtful people know that orcas have extraordinary hearing. They're concerned about how loud noises - like firework displays that will explode above SeaWorld parks almost every night this summer as well as the day-to-day shouts of crowds and music blasting from speakers during orca performances - affect the intelligent animals who have no way out of the noisy park.
So they asked SeaWorld about it. And SeaWorld answered.