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"In captivity, all male orcas have collapsed dorsal fins as adults, which is a sign of an unhealthy orca. SeaWorld claims that this condition is common and natural for all orcas. However, collapsed dorsal fins are caused by the unnatural environment of captivity and are rarely seen in the wild. Only 1 to 5 percent of male orcas in some populations (and none in others) have fully collapsed dorsal fins. Lincoln O'Barry of the Dolphin Project tells Billboard that Styles called out SeaWorld in support of the organization, which was featured in the Academy Award-winning film The Cove. According to an article on the Dolphin Project's website, Styles became passionate about dolphins and the issue of them being kept in captivity after seeing the film. In September 2012, Styles tweeted about The Cove, and two years later, he announced his support of the Dolphin Project on Twitter. Williams, who attended One Direction's San Diego concert, is also a supporter of the Dolphin Project.
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Orcas at SeaWorld spend most of their time floating listlessly at the surface of the water with little to no shade from the hot blistering sun. In the wild, orcas spend up to 95 percent of their time submerged and would find shade in the depths of the ocean, but at SeaWorld their tanks are far too shallow. Their deepest tank is 40 feet deep—not nearly deep enough to give them a reprieve from the harsh elements. Because of this, orcas have perpetual sunburns, which are shielded from the public eye with the help of black zinc oxide, which matches their skin. Although zinc oxide is also used as a sunblock, orcas almost always have sunburn before it is applied. #killerwhale "
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