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Sunday, March 18, 2018

SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ruling That Keeps Trainers Away From Orcas

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld has decided it will not seek to overturn a court ruling that has kept its trainers from getting into the water with the parks’ killer whales. The company’s decision not to appeal the orca ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court was found in a filing […]

August 20, 2014

SeaWorld’s Troubles Increase As Public Learns About Plight Of Orcas

SeaWorld’s stock took a dive last week in the backlash against its treatment of captive killer whales. The company reported that attendance at its marine theme parks fell 4.3 percent during the first half of the year, and predicted revenue will continue to drop substantially in the coming months. In the entertainment business, this is […]

August 19, 2014

Despite Decade Of Protection, Puget Sound Orcas Still In Trouble

By Craig Welch, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — In the decade since Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where they go in winter, learned that they eat mostly chinook, and have documented the many ways orcas shift their behavior in response to noise from […]

June 26, 2014