Death of SeaWorld Orca Sparks Strong Social Media Reaction

Soon after the death of Tilikum, the killer whale made famous by the controversial documentary "Blackfish," social media lit up with discussion over whale captivity and lifespan.

Many expressed frustration that the orca spent the majority of its life in captivity, while others shared support for SeaWorld and its care of Tilikum.

Here's a sampling of the discussion on NBC San Diego's Facebook page:

If you are on a mobile device, you can see the Storify here.

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