CNN is airing “Blackfish” Thursday at 9. Watch with us and join the live twitter chat!

BlackfishOn Thursday, October 24th at 9:00 P.M. eastern time, CNN will be airing Blackfish, the critically-acclaimed documentary about orca whale captivity and SeaWorld. Be sure to check out Southern Fried Science’s review (and fact-check) of the film.

Blackfish will be followed by a live debate at 11:00 hosted by Anderson Cooper. The debate will feature Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute, Jack Hanna (yes, that Jack Hanna) and an aquarium representative. SeaWorld declined to participate.

I’ll be watching the film and the debate, and I’ll be tweeting my thoughts and reactions in real time and live-blogging for CNN . Several marine mammal experts and other scientists will also be participating in the twitter discussion. To participate in this live discussion, simply:

1) Watch the documentary live (DVR “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Parks and Recreation,” watch them later)

2) Follow hashtag #BlackFish on twitter

3) Tweet your own thoughts and reactions with #BlackFish . You can also ask questions to our expert team.

See you there!


  1. Peter Burton · October 23, 2013

    I’ll be following you

  2. Dr. Aaron T. Dossey · October 24, 2013

    We just need to scale back the whole concept of animals in captivity and begin to aggressively protect natural areas for them to live – and stop destroying their natural environment homes.

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