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SeaWorld defends protocol, staffers after dolphin bites girl

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A video posted online shows the girl standing along the edge of a pool, one of several people feeding dolphins. After she picks up a paper plate that once held the marine mammal’s food, a dolphin lunges at her and bites her hand. The dolphin let go after a few seconds, but not before leaving three puncture wounds on the girl’s hand. In a statement, SeaWorld spokeswoman Becca Bides said on-site “educators and animal care staff… immediately connected with the family. In addition, a member of our health services team was in the area at Dolphin Cove and quickly responded and treated the young girl.” Yet in an interview with CNN Atlanta affiliate WSB, the family at the center of the November 21 incident faulted the central Florida attraction’s staff for not warning them the dolphins might bite and for their response after the girl was injured.

People:

Dolphin

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.488297

Sentiment Quote
0 “I was thinking it was going to haul me into the water,” she said. …
-0.108 “I was thinking it was going to haul me into the water,” she said. “And this is a little crazy, but I thought it was … going to eat my hand off.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.108
  • Mean: -0.054
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Becca Bides

Overall Sentiment: 0.38936

Relevance: 0.434174

Sentiment Quote
0.255102 Becca Bides said on-site “educators and animal care staff … immediately connected with the family. In addition, a member of our health services team was in the area at Dolphin Cove and quickly responded and treated the young girl.”
0.0307051 She defended the attraction and its protocol, including “specific instructions to not pick up the paper trays at any time.”
0.285985 “Our guests are given clear instructions on how to feed the dolphins in an appropriate and safe way,” Bides said.
0.234552 “Our guests are given clear instructions on how to feed the dolphins in an appropriate and safe way,” Bides said. “… Unfortunately, there are times when instructions are not followed.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.8063441
  • Mean: 0.201586025
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Jamie Thomas

Overall Sentiment: -0.214904

Relevance: 0.420268

Sentiment Quote
0 Jamie Thomas said those feeding the dolphins were told the paper plate should stay on the wall, “but we really didn’t know why.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Jillian Thomas

Overall Sentiment: -0.119252

Relevance: 0.31894

Sentiment Quote
-0.107512 Jillian Thomas, said she “accidentally held” …
-0.0799365 Jillian Thomas, said she “accidentally held” up the paper plate, after which the dolphin “jumped up and ate the carton and bit my hand.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.1874485
  • Mean: -0.09372425
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Amy Thomas

Overall Sentiment: -0.418764

Relevance: 0.300449

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Additional Info:

Organization: dolphins

Overall Sentiment: 0.0352692

Relevance: 0.906731

Company: SeaWorld

Overall Sentiment: 0.0340676

Relevance: 0.531917

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SeaWorld defended itself Sunday from criticism from a family after a dolphin bit their 8-year-old daughter at the Orlando attraction.

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SeaWorld defends protocol, staffers after dolphin bites girl

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