Recently, a new site has popped up on the internet claiming to be an "independent" news source for information about the oceans and marine conservation called "Awesome Ocean." As it turns out, not only is site openly funded by SeaWorld, it's also run by just one SEO marketer whose company -- wouldn't you know it -- also lists SeaWorld as a client.
We took a closer look at just what this site was publishing. We found that out of 52 stories total, 29 stories were just used as promotion for SeaWorld. Here are the 10 most egregious examples of SeaWorld propaganda featured on the site with their original headlines in bold:
1. Why SeaWorld Means So Much
"If a place like SeaWorld inspires even a tiny fraction of the visitors that go through their gates, they will have done something very good for our planet. Here's to another 50 years of inspiring the public, SeaWorld!"
2. Who Doesn't Love Science?
"When people visit SeaWorld they do three main activities, see the incredible shows and presentations, ride rides, and make connections with the animals ... In conclusion, killer whales at SeaWorld receive the utmost care."