Inspectors Show Up at MarineLand

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, Ontario
(WKBW)

Thursday was a chance for the youngest member of the Gomez family to visit MarineLand but the controversy clouding the theme park wasn't far from their minds.

"I personally only came for my little brother. I didn't exactly want to come because of everything that was going on," said Kassandra Gomez.

"I personally didn't tell anyone I was coming here I just said I'm going to Niagara Falls," said Samantha Gomez.

Last weekend hundreds protested outside of the park after several former employees went public saying animals were being neglected and forced to live in bad water causing them to get sick with eye and skin problems according to media reports.

The Gomez family witnessed one animal in distress at the park Thursday that workers didn't notice.

"We went into the area, I guess where the retired mammals are and we did notice that one mammal was completely blind and when we got there his fin was actually bleeding," explained Samantha.

Investigators have not released any information about their two and a half hour inspection at the park but the investigation is still ongoing.

All the controversy and protest hasn't seemed to have had an impact on attendance.

MarineLand officials were not available for comment after multiple attempts to contact them.