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  • 'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on

    'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on
    SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by. "I'm antsy," she said, shifting in her seat. She checked her cellphone, which she had largely been ignoring...
  • Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld

    Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld
    The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
  • SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges

    SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges
    Facing a mounting public-relations crisis, SeaWorld has finally responded to charges of animal mistreatment made in this year's documentary "Blackfish." On Friday, SeaWorld paid to publish an open letter in eight newspapers, including the Los Angeles...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu

    SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu
    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...
  • SeaWorld San Diego set to debut new Shamu killer whale show

    SeaWorld San Diego set to debut new Shamu killer whale show
    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...
  • Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water

    Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water
    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...
  • Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales

    Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales
    The February 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was pulled underwater and killed by the 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, triggered the most exhaustive safety review in SeaWorld history and changes that are still being implemented...
  • SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows

    SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows
    Nineteen months after an animal trainer was killed by one of its killer whales, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment heads to court next week to fight for the future of its iconic Shamu shows. SeaWorld is challenging the results of a federal investigation...
  • Safety of SeaWorld trainers questioned

    Safety of SeaWorld trainers questioned
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SeaWorld Orlando is fighting $75,000 in penalties from a federal job safety agency following last year's death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water. A hearing is set for Monday before an administrative...
  • 'Killer in the Pool,' 'Free Books: 23,469 Classics to Go,' 'VIZ Manga'

    'Killer in the Pool,' 'Free Books: 23,469 Classics to Go,' 'VIZ Manga'
    Killer in the Pool By Tim Zimmermann, New Word City, all formats, $2.99 Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent with Outside magazine, has published "Killer in the Pool," an e-book about the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau, who drowned after a trained killer whale...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Offer lets kids eat for free at Dine With Shamu

    SeaWorld Orlando: Offer lets kids eat for free at Dine With Shamu
    A new SeaWorld Orlando offer allows kids to eat for free at Dine With Shamu, a behind-the-scenes attraction at the theme park. For each paying adult, one child (ages 3-9) will eat for free under the offer, which is valid through Dec. 31, 2012.  The...