SeaWorld, ABC Team Up For 'Sea Rescue' Show

GMA's Sam Champion Hosts Show That Focuses On Animal Rescues

SeaWorld and ABC are teaming up for the second season of the show "Sea Rescue."

Sam Champion, weather forecaster on ABC's "Good Morning America," hosts the show, which gives audiences a look at the process behind animal rescues and rehabilitation before the animals are let back in the wild.

In one episode, a gray whale was stuck in a net off the coast of Dana Point. It's the type of situation that SeaWorld sees all the time, as workers rescue 150 to 200 marine animals every year.

Champion said "Sea Rescue" got started so that more people can be aware of what's going on in the ocean.

"What happened is there was a lot of conversation about our environment for a little period of time and then people seemed to kind of wary of conversation, because they didn't know what to label what's going on in the planet, some folks were uncomfortable with global warming, some folks were uncomfortable about climate change," said Champion. "So everybody stopped talking about it, but it didn't stop."

SeaWorld has rescued more than 6,000 animals since the 1960s.

You can watch "Sea Rescue" Sundays at 10 a.m. on ABC10.

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