Long hair on trainers raised concern at SeaWorld

Posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld has a policy forbidding its killer-whale trainers from having "dangling hair" that the animals could grab onto, according to records from a workplace-safety investigation at the company's San Diego theme park.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Friday, March 5, 2010 2:08 PM

If an orca wanted to grab a person, couldn't it just as easily grab one of their dangling arms is it could long hair?

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 1:36 AM

Perhaps. But the difference is that of the exposed dangly bits, hair is somewhat optional, while other limbs are not.

Not saying it is a good explanation, but there is some potential logic there.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 7:12 AM
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That and your limbs are typically within line of sight and have ability to control.

Whereas long hair being behind you means your back /could/ be turned and you would have no idea what could happen nor easily move it out of harms way.

But hey.. short hair could be hot on a woman too.. They are still wearing form fitting wet suits afterall.. [Most] Men will still enjoy the show ;)


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