• The Story of Shamu
    The Story of Shamu

    Growing up, as I did, in the Pacific Northwest, Killer Whales were just part of the mythology of the region. When I first visited SeaWorld San Diego as a kid, I knew right away how special these animals are and how important SeaWorld’s program of education, conservation, and awareness is…

  • Dawn Brancheau Foundation
    Dawn Brancheau Foundation

    The family of Dawn Brancheau, the Killer Whale trainer tragically killed at SeaWorld Orlando earlier this year, has started a foundation in her memory. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation, as you might expect, supports the things that Brancheau was involved in in her life, organizations like Make-A-Wish, SPCTA, and other community…

  • SeaWorld to Develop new Shamu Show
    SeaWorld to Develop new Shamu Show

    The other shoe had to drop eventually. SeaWorld has announced that they are developing a new show to replace the ‘Believe’ Killer Whale show at its theme parks. This move will help the park get past the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau last February while working near a pool…

  • SeaWorld baby Killer Whale is a boy
    SeaWorld baby Killer Whale is a boy

    Earlier today on their facebook page, SeaWorld Orlando announced that the Killer Whale born on Oct 9th to Katina is a boy. The video below explains why it can sometimes take a long time to narrow down the choices to just one. SeaWorld says they’ll be holding a naming contest…

  • SeaWorld fined by OSHA over Trainer’s Death
    SeaWorld fined by OSHA over Trainer’s Death

    The report on the death of Killer Whale trainer Dawn Brancheau has been released and with it a $75,000 fine levied against SeaWorld Orlando. This article in the Orlando Sentinel makes it seem like nothing short of an attack on the methods of animal care and training SeaWorld has used…

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