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Big waves in NorCal. It’s going to be a good weekend. 10-15’ in most breaks. This was shot close to Mavericks Point Break along the beach behind it. Around 20-25’ from afar. #mysurfblog

The Florida Orca Protection Act, which would ban the breeding and theatrical performances of killer whales in captivity, has been officially introduced to the Florida House of Representatives and the Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee. Back in 2016, SeaWorld voluntarily ended their orca breeding programme and began phasing out its theatrical performances at the San Diego park. To prevent the marine park giant from going back on their decision, the California Orca Protection Act was signed in 2016 solidifying SeaWorld's change in practices by law. However, it has recently been revealed that SeaWorld officials have been meddling with efforts to make the Florida Orca Protection Act law, discouraging former Rep. Alex Miller from filing the bill in 2016. Their discouragement continued when officials met up with Rep. Ben Diamond last month after he sent the bill to drafting. According to Diamond, their lack of support was clear. SeaWorld's attempts to squash the bill suggest they desire the option to reverse the breeding ban in the future which is very worrying, particularly as wild captures in Russia have dramatically increased the captive gene pool. Florida residents, please contact your Senators and Representatives and show your support for the Florida Orca Protection Act. - Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: Charlie Kaijo