Summer of 78 while home from college, I worked at Marineland of the Pacific (which has long since closed) as a sandwich maker. Had to get there by 5AM to start preparing the food before the park opened. Once we had made the initial quantity of sandwiches, we'd take our first a break. It was still early, so I'd walk around to the different exhibits, including the Orca tank. I forgot name of the fish... mammal... whatever (Orky or Corky, I think), but he would always come to the window and would follow you around if you went up on the deck. I'd walk over to the dolphin arena and play catch with one or two of the dolphins. They kept after you to throw the ball to the point it would wear you out - like a dog I once had. It was such a neat place to work. It was in Palos Verdes, a beautiful location, on the cliffs right above the Pacific Ocean. I believe Donald Trump has a golf resort there now.
warning! very disturbing. I watched it once.
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Although it was neat working at Marineland, I couldn't help feeling sorry for the dolphins and whales (Orcas and Pilots) kept in those tanks for the purposes of profit and our entertainment .