capt-admin / posted on 16 July 2014

Meet SplashBorn in 1989 at Marineland Canada, Splash was soon discovered to be a very sickly whale. Mainly suffering from Epilepsy. After 2 years he was sent to Seaworld for better care. At San Deigo he settled in well although trainers noted how he was never off medication (for his epilepsy, high stress levels and ulcers) He was used for water works, no-one noting that it may be un-safe to swim with an orca who suffers from seizures and was also noted to be aggressive toward trainers.His jaw injury (see above) was due to a seizure he suffered which in his small environment caused him to shatter his lower jaw on a gate. While the injury healed and so did the initial infection. He continued to get infections so they had to remove all the teeth in his lower jaw.
He was also noted by trainers that he would eat the filtration sand coming out of the filters in the pool. He died in 2005, aged 15.
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Meet Splash

Born in 1989 at Marineland Canada, Splash was soon discovered to be a very sickly whale. Mainly suffering from Epilepsy. After 2 years he was sent to Seaworld for better care. 

At San Deigo he settled in well although trainers noted how he was never off medication (for his epilepsy, high stress levels and ulcers) He was used for water works, no-one noting that it may be un-safe to swim with an orca who suffers from seizures and was also noted to be aggressive toward trainers.

His jaw injury (see above) was due to a seizure he suffered which in his small environment caused him to shatter his lower jaw on a gate. While the injury healed and so did the initial infection. He continued to get infections so they had to remove all the teeth in his lower jaw.

He was also noted by trainers that he would eat the filtration sand coming out of the filters in the pool. 

He died in 2005, aged 15.

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    His jaw is horrifying. Poor Splash.
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    Yep, his original name was Katak.
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    This is so sad :(
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    I remember when he was born at Marineland and they had a contest to name him.
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