Tim Zimmermann

Tim Zimmermann

Tim Zimmermann is a Correspondent here at Outside, Associate Producer and Co-Writer of the documentary Blackfish  and author of The Race, a history of round-the-world sailboat racing. He is @Earth_ist on Twitter, and you can find out more about his work at www.timzimmermann.com.

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Tilikum, SeaWorld’s Most Famous Killer Whale, Dies

After 32 years of living captive in marine park pools, Tilikum, SeaWorld’s best-known whale, died this morning in Orlando. His death follows SeaWorld’s announcement on March 17 that it will stop...

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 6, 2017

Op-Ed: Our Panic Killed Harambe the Gorilla

If I have any blame to cast, I reserve it for the crowd, which shrieked and panicked, seemingly agitating Harambe and making it all the more difficult for the zoo to see its way to a peaceful...

Tim Zimmermann
Jun 1, 2016

Seaworld to End Killer Whale Shows

SeaWorld's new CEO made a shocking announcement today about the future of its entertainment and breeding programs for killer whales. But what does that really mean for the future of its animals in...

Tim Zimmermann
Mar 17, 2016

Eating Right Can Save the World

The endless cascade of nutritional information—about localism, vegetarianism, veganism, organic food, the environmental impact of eating meat, poultry, or fish, and more—makes the simple goal of a...

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 7, 2016

The Piscivore's Dilemma

The oceans are in serious trouble, creating a tough question for consumers: Should I eat wild fish, farmed fish, or no fish at all?

Tim Zimmermann
May 27, 2015

SeaWorld’s Most Rewarding and Traumatic Job

I’ve long thought that to truly understand what life is like for a killer whale, dolphin, or sea lion at a marine park, you have to talk to the animal care workers, who are on the front lines with...

Tim Zimmermann
Aug 19, 2014

A Surge In Wild Orca Capture for Killer Whale Shows

No matter what one thinks about the wisdom and morality of marine park killer whale shows, most people find the idea of marine parks stocking their pools with killer whales taken from the wild...

Tim Zimmermann
Nov 8, 2013

Taking on SeaWorld: Let the Voyage Begin

Tim Zimmermann, a producer on the new documentary Blackfish responds to SeaWorld, which has reproached the film as “shamefully dishonest, deliberately misleading, and scientifically inaccurate.”

Tim Zimmermann
Jul 19, 2013

Talk to Me

Marine biologist Denise Herzing has spent two decades communing with dolphins off the coast of Florida. Now, equipped with sophisticated devices capable of making the sounds they use to communicate,...

Tim Zimmermann
Sep 20, 2012

Verdict Blocks SeaWorld Orca Shows

A decision made by Administrative Law Judge Kenneth Welsch yesterday in an Orlando courtroom will fundamentally change SeaWorld's killer whale shows.

Tim Zimmermann
May 31, 2012

Shamu Show Smackdown

A decision made by Administrative Law Judge Kenneth Welsch yesterday in an Orlando courtroom will fundamentally change SeaWorld's killer whale shows.

Tim Zimmermann
May 31, 2012

The Kid is Alright

Guinness World Records didn’t recognize Laura Dekker’s accomplishment as the youngest teen to sail solo around the world. Who cares? Her journey was more inspiring than any other nautical teen quest.

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 25, 2012