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  • CNN Films buys documentary about SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    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...
  • U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson intervenes in probe of SeaWorld trainer's death

    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson intervenes in probe of SeaWorld trainer's death
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a vocal supporter of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, acknowledged Thursday that he intervened in a federal investigation into the death of a SeaWorld killer-whale trainer. Grayson, D-Orlando, personally contacted the U.S....
  • At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on

    At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on
    The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
  • SeaWorld trainer tribute: Shamu Believe show resumes with standing ovation

    SeaWorld trainer tribute: Shamu Believe show resumes with standing ovation
    It was back to business at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium on Saturday, but there were some glaring differences in a show that has brought tourists from across the globe to the celebrate the beauty of jumping killer whales. On an emotional morning that...
  • New report: Killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando pulled trainer by ponytail; rescuers delayed by aggressive orca

    New report: Killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando pulled trainer by ponytail; rescuers delayed by aggressive orca
    Investigators said today in a new report that SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau died from "multiple traumatic injuries and drowning" after a killer whale pulled her underwater by her long pony tail near the theme park's Shamu Stadium. Brancheau,...
  • Shamu attack exposes social media risks

    When big companies like SeaWorld use Facebook, Twitter and blogs effectively, they scrape off a layer of shiny corporate veneer and engage in a more intimate relationship with both customers and critics. We are seeing just how difficult it can be for...
  • SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again

    SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again
    SeaWorld Orlando said Thursday that it intends to keep Tilikum, the 12,000-pound killer whale that has now been involved in three fatalities in 19 years, but it hasn't decided whether Tilikum will perform in front of audiences again. The mammoth male...
  • Killer-whale experts say: Reintroduce Tilikum to the wild

    Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths. Killer whale experts know the giant...
  • Read family-written obituary of Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whale

    Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved. Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
  • SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011

    SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011
    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...
  • Orlando's top business stories in 2010

    Orlando's top business stories in 2010
    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...