| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding.
The long-running debate over keeping marine mammals in captivity was brought into the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:36 PM
An investor has sued SeaWorld, claiming that the company misled stockholders about the effect last year's "Blackfish" documentary had on attendance.
The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in California, also accuses Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
SeaWorld Entertainment has decided not to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a citation barring trainers from performing with its killer whales.
The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it has...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:46 PM
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. should have done more to counter the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish" and in the future will promote its rescue and conservation efforts more aggressively, Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison said Wednesday.
In a wide-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam.
The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's riveting documentary "Blackfish" tells the story of Tilikum, an aggressive bull orca who has lived the last 30 years in captivity. The film's central debate circles around what exactly caused the whale's behavior...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Shamu Stadium, home of SeaWorld Orlando's iconic killer-whale show, will be closed for about three months early next year while its main pool is repainted and the clear panels that separate the animals from the audience are replaced, theme-park...
| Aug 1, 2013
SeaWorld would no doubt prefer that the public forget about Dawn Brancheau, the trainer who died in an attack by a killer whale at its Orlando theme park more than three years ago. But that's unlikely to happen in the near future — not after the...