Parents' Guide to

Sea Rescue

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animal conservation messages rule SeaWorld's first show.

TV ABC Reality TV 2012
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Love this show !

having lived in San Diego all my life and visit Sea World I think this show really shows how great it is to have this caring and positive show to educate our children about the need to protect these sea creatures. My 9 year old twin grandaughters love Sea World, in fact prefer to Disneyland.

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It's simply amazing to see ocean creatures so intimately, which is exactly what has kept the SeaWorld parks in business all these years. Speaking of those parks, they're the trouble with this show. All the references to SeaWorld's capabilities and equipment in Sea Rescue, not to mention the ever-present SeaWorld logo onscreen, sends a blatantly self-serving message that undercuts the focus on animal conservation.

Nonetheless, this is a unique entry in the annals of underwater exploration shows, which typically just observe underwater creatures, if they get a glimpse at all. Watching human beings interact nose-to-nose with whales, dolphins, and manatees, is worth a little theme-park huckstering. Viewers who can handle the animals-in-peril theme will be interested in the nuts and bolts of how the animals are aided, which often involves big, strange-looking machines and arcane procedures. Kids will also learn a lot about the ocean and its creatures by watching, even if they may end up nagging you to visit SeaWorld afterwards.

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