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SeaWorld seeks approval for new killer whale attraction




Killer whale 'Tilikum' appears during its performance in its show 'Believe' at Sea World on March 30, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. This is the first time since the six-ton whale has performed since killing trainer Dawn Brancheau at the marine park on Feb. 24 2010.
Killer whale 'Tilikum' appears during its performance in its show 'Believe' at Sea World on March 30, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. This is the first time since the six-ton whale has performed since killing trainer Dawn Brancheau at the marine park on Feb. 24 2010.
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Last year, SeaWorld announced it was ending its captive breeding program for orcas, but the aquatic theme park still wants to have killer whales on display. 

Now, SeaWorld is looking for approval to construct a new orca attraction. The California Coastal Commission was set to decide on the issue Friday. 

For more, Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Lori Weisberg who covers the tourism and hospitality industry at San Diego Union-Tribune.

To hear the full interview, click the blue arrow above.