Researchers found that orcas in captivity incurred significant damage to their teeth from chewing on concrete and steel. The behavior is likely amplified by boredom and anxiety from captivity.
Animals October 13, 2017
SeaWorld filing reveals that it is being subpoenaed by two federal government offices regarding certain statements that it made. The company’s struggles began after the documentary ‘Blackfish.’
Animals June 25, 2017
SeaWorld announces the birth of an orca calf in San Antonio. The birth marks their last orca birth in captivity, and a last chance for guests to watch an orca calf’s growth up-close.
Animals April 20, 2017
SeaWorld’s famous killer whale Tilikum passed away on Jan. 6 after a long illness. The whale’s death has triggered sorrow with many recalling the turbulent life the whale represented in its 36 years of life.
Animals January 10, 2017
A captive killer whale was caught on video beaching herself after a show in Tenerife, Spain. Some say she was trying to kill herself, but what really happened?
Animals June 9, 2016
Two olive ridley sea turtles, a species that has been listed as endangered, have been shifted to SeaWorld in San Diego for further rehabilitative care.
April 3, 2016
SeaWorld on Thursday announced that it will stop breeding captive orcas or killer whales. The theme park will be re-focusing efforts to rescue stranded marine mammals and help them find a home.
Society March 18, 2016
SeaWorld's killer whale Tilikum is very sick, the company has announced. The 35-year-old whale is said to have deteriorating health due to lung infection.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2016
SeaWorld announced that it will replace its theatrical 'Shamu' killer whale show with a new orca experience. The goal of the new attraction is to highlight the marine animals in their natural habitat and environment.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2015
At the wake of the Blackfish documentary that depicted the story of one of the killer whales in the theme park, SeaWorld continues to struggle in overcoming negative publicity, as well as problems that had surfaced.
Animals November 9, 2015
The California Coastal Commission has put a ban on breeding captive killer whales as one of its conditions to get approval for fish tank expansion. Marine animal park SeaWorld plans to file legal action against this.
Animals October 16, 2015
Regulators give SeaWorld San Diego’s expansion project, Blue World Project, that aims to build bigger tanks for captive orcas a good push.
September 26, 2015
San Diego-based marine theme park SeaWorld has released a new scientific study that suggests that killer whales bred in captivity have the same life expectancy as those living in the wild.
Earth/Environment July 23, 2015
SeaWorld tried and failed to take advantage of social media in its latest campaign #AskSeaWorld, instead inviting questions it would rather avoid at the moment.
Business March 31, 2015
After a few weeks of pause, the sea lion show at SeaWorld San Diego has resumed. Trainers at the facility were busy helping to rescue 579 marine mammals stranded on California beaches.
Earth/Environment March 27, 2015
SeaWorld's attendance has been hit hard since the documentary 'Blackfish' was released in 2013. Will a new marketing campaign be able to turn things around for the marine life theme park?
Internet Culture February 28, 2015
Washington’s got its eye on a bill banning capturing and holding killer whales for entertainment and SeaWorld was there to support the opposition.
Society February 6, 2015
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. fell short on their expectations for the second quarter, as attendance continues to drop after the controversial documentary ‘Blackfish’ was released. SeaWorld’s image has been tainted after animal activists lobbied against orca captivity.
Movies/TV Shows August 13, 2014
For the first time in history, SeaWorld in San Diego has successfully bred a penguin using artificial insemination with a technique developed by its veterinarians. The new breakthrough could save endangered animals.
Internet Culture August 11, 2014
A baby penguin born at SeaWorld, the first of its kind to be conceived via artificial insemination, is now three months old. The penguin is healthy, happy, and very cute.
Earth/Environment August 11, 2014
After the release of a documentary that allegedly shows the mistreatment of orcas in SeaWorld San Diego, a lawmaker has proposed a bill to ban the use of killer whales in performances. However, San Diego's mayor has spoken out against the proposal.
Earth/Environment March 9, 2014