It wasn't just the orcas who were suffering. SeaWorld Orlando keeps two adult walruses in an entirely indoor enclosure that, according to Rally, is far too small for their body size.
Deprived of sunlight and much enrichment, the walruses, like the orcas, resorted to stereotypic swimming behavior to pass the time, Rally said.
During Rally's visit with them, one of the walruses exhibited a "mindless pattern of swimming" where he just swam back and forth in his small enclosure over and over again - with his eyes closed, because he had memorized his tank.
"The same exact pattern, over and over again, for the 20 minutes I was there," Rally explained. "The walruses exhibited a variety of behaviors that are abnormal that result from chronic stress and boredom and deprivation."
Rally said the walrus' behavior reminded her of Obie, a walrus at SeaWorld San Diego, who was exhibiting repetitive regurgitation behavior when she visited him last year. Obie passed away in June.