New SeaWorld killer whale show without trainers in the water

SeaWorld trainers will no longer work in the water with killer whales during shows after the death of an Orlando trainer last year forced organizers to change their approach.

The classic show, now called "One Ocean," will feature the killer whales performing with fountains, underwater imagery, and giant LCD screens, the Los Angeles Times reports.

This reworking has been in the works since Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a six-ton orca at SeaWorld last February.

New safety measures will be implemented to the facilities as well, Julie Scardina, SeaWorld Parks' curator of animal training, told the Orlando Sentinel.

The new killer whale show will be a part of a $200 million renovation that will add 10 new attractions to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, making for the largest single-year capital investment in the company's history.

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