Trainers safe from killer whales at Marineland

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The death of a SeaWorld trainer who was attacked by a killer whale Wednesday has little chance of happening at Marineland in Niagara Falls, a company spokeswoman said.

That’s because Marineland stopped performances with trainers and whales 12 years ago with the opening of its viewing facility Friendship Cove.

“We don’t do routines with the killer whales any more like we used to,” said Marineland’s marketing office manager Ann Marie Rondinelli Thursday.

“The killer whales do splash and jump sessions there, but (trainers) don’t go in the water with them during those splash and jump sessions.”

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