Published: July 11, 2010 at 5:28 PMIf you value your ears, I wouldn't refer to that sculpture as any kind of "Shamu" to anyone from the BC area, particularly Vancouver. SeaWorld, as a whole, is not well liked in the area, due to attempted orca captures in the 70's/80's (people up here seem to have long memories), and the locals think the northwest orca populations are just fine where they are (so do I, for that matter).
I'm curious about something else, Robert. Does any image of an orca, no matter where, bring an immediate mental jingle of "Shamu" to your mind?
If so, you should be able to purge said jingle by spending some time at the Whale Museum, in Friday Harbor.