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  • 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...
  • SeaWorld: Whale Show To Resume After Trainer Death

    SeaWorld: Whale Show To Resume After Trainer Death
    SeaWorld says its Shamu Believe show with killer whales will resume this weekend after a whale killed its trainer at the Orlando park. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison says trainers won't get in the water with the killer whales for...
  • 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...
  • New details emerge in death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer in orca incident

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in......
  • SeaWorld rolls out new conservation-themed ticket promotion

     
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today is launching a new ticket promotion designed to remind visitors of the company’s long-running conservation efforts. Under the promotion, dubbed “SeaWorld Cares,” U.S. residents who purchase an adult...
  • Final report on SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    The final report on the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau has been released, and among the new elements are reports from witnesses that describe how Tilikum interacted with Brancheau before and after the attack. A story by colleagues Amy Edwards...
  • Report issued on SeaWorld Orlando trainer's orca death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld Orlando trainer managed to free herself for a short time and tried to swim to the surface after she was dragged underwater by a killer whale, but the animal thwarted her attempts by striking her......
  • Coming soon: Zipline at Gatorland, 2 baby whales at SeaWorld

     
    Two watery, theme-park news items from my Sentinel collegues. Gatorland plans to open a zipline course this fall, reports Sara Clarke.  One stretch will go over the Cuban crocodiles, known for their jumping skills. They don't have a double fence ar...