Caution: this video of the loyal, intelligent and above all obedient-because-they-only-aim-to-please gripper is gruesome. If it helps, the baby sea lion is already dead.
The wailing idiot who couldn't figure out if she held Grip's head underwater it would let go of the sea lion even after it was explained to her is apparently the daughter of astronaut Mark Kelly. And the man who eventually tears the gripper off the dead baby seal is evidently Mark Kelly himself. Seems the Right Stuff skips generations.
Here's an article.
Meanwhile, in nutterland, this photo of a gripper with other baby animals has gone viral. Pfft.