| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:40 PM
There is a kind of denial we cling to when it comes to wild creatures in captivity. As if the smiling, performing orcas of SeaWorld are content to trade freedom for fish and applause. "Blackfish," director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's excellent new...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released.
The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
| Jan 22, 2013
Have you heard of “Blackfish”? Don't worry. You're going to hear a lot more about the documentary about killer whales in captivity and the 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau. She was killed by the 6-ton whale Tilikum, who...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:08 PM
SeaWorld Orlando has reintroduced its Dine With Shamu program and has installed changes large and small.
The dining experience returned Monday for theme-park guests after being closed since trainer Dawn Brancheau died when killer whale Tilikum dragged...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 2:56 AM
SeaWorld Orlando plans to put the killer whale Tilikum back into public performances beginning today, for the first time since the 6-ton whale killed a trainer at the marine park more than one year ago.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President Jim...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 8:28 AM
"One Ocean," a new killer-whale show, will debut April 22, according to SeaWorld Orlando reports. The show will replace "Believe," which has run since 2006 at Shamu Stadium.
A video on the SeaWorld blog (www.insideseaworld.com) touts the show's...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:19 PM
SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers.
"The title itself, 'One Ocean,' says we're all in one world, the world is one ocean and we as a species can make a...
| May 9, 2011
| 5:15 AM
SeaWorld San Diego is set to launch a new killer whale show May 27 following the death last year of an animal trainer in Orlando, Fla., that forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature Shamu attraction.
Photos: 'One Ocean' killer whale...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales.
Photos: "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:48 AM
SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show.
The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 2:40 PM
The good news for Central Florida is that 2010 can't be written off entirely as lost to a sour economy.
This year's list of the region's top business stories begins and ends on a positive note.
Joblessness, the housing slump and an overall slow recovery...