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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Is working closely with killer whales in a marine park dangerous for trainers? Our reporter travels to a courtroom in Florida to cover the controversial OSHA-SeaWorld hearing, the outcome of which could redefine SeaWorld’s Shamu shows.

Tim Zimmermann
Nov 23, 2011

Is working closely with killer whales in a marine park dangerous for trainers?

Tim Zimmermann
Nov 14, 2011

Blood in the Water

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

Tim Zimmermann
Jul 15, 2011

The Long Way Back

After Marine Corps Veteran Ronnie Simpson survived an explosion in Iraq in 2004, he threw himself at an audacious goal: to sail around the world. It almost killed him.

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 12, 2011

Beware the Humboldt Squid

It swims at 20 miles per hour and can carve out hunks of human flesh. It's one of eeriest beasts in the ocean—it's the Humboldt Squid.

Tim Zimmermann
Dec 2, 2010

Douglas Brinkley's biography of Teddy Roosevelt proves we still have a lot to learn from the conservation giant.

Dianna Delling, Brian Kevin, and Tim Zimmermann
Jul 1, 2009

Knocking off adventure firsts is nothing to scoff at. But David de Rothschild plans to use his far-flung expeditions for something else entirely.

Tim Zimmermann
Jun 1, 2006

Raising the Dead

At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.

Tim Zimmermann
Aug 1, 2005

Tim Zimmermann
Jun 1, 2005

Dr. Claudio Stampi teaches endurance sailors how to perform better on minimal sleep. The secret, he says, is learning how to power-nap.

Tim Zimmermann
Apr 1, 2005

Zodiac introduces a rugged special-ops vessel that'll make you the talk of the dock

Tim Zimmermann
Jul 1, 2004

You better grab a lifeline and hold on tight when Steve Fossett decides to make another manic bid for glory

Tim Zimmermann
Jul 1, 2003

Clip in and hang on for the 31st America's Cup—a game of skill, guile, wealth, power, pettiness, paranoia, espionage, and egomania. And the sailing's not bad, either.

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 11, 2002

Murdered by pirates at 53, a champion long-haul sailor leaves behind a legacy of inspiration

Tim Zimmermann
Jan 3, 2002