The changes follow massive public and political scrutiny of how the company treats its signature killer whales.
Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?
While its first-quarter attendance dropped 13% and revenue fell 11% year-over-year, the company is laying the groundwork for parks in the Middle East. They would be the marine entertainment giant’s first attraction outside of the United States.
A U.S. appeals court upheld the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s decision to prevent trainers from directly working with orcas at SeaWorld.
He told analysts today that the documentary Blackfish has actually drummed up interest in marine mammal parks, making it good for business.
Recent events have reignited controversies surrounding captive orcas.
A decision on SeaWorld v. OSHA is expected in the next few months, though its outcome doesn’t seem likely to save a lone captive orca at Miami’s Seaquarium.
Plus Aaron Paul and the word “bitch,” what it’s like to be chased by killer whales, and film-set photos by the Big Lebowski himself.
An extremely rare white killer whale was recently spotted in Russia. Please don’t tell Sea World.
Awwwwww. AAAAAGGGGHHHH. Awwwww. My hind brain can’t decide if this is adorable or terrifying.
This awesome penguin has a very close call with some killer whales.
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