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  • 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...
  • Show goes on for whale who killed trainer

    Show goes on for whale who killed trainer
    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...
  • 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...
  • New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales

    New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales
    SeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said. "One Ocean" will replace the...
  • 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......
  • Tilikum, SeaWorld trainers adapt to new rules after tragedy

     
    Three times a day, just as they always have, SeaWorld Orlando's killer-whale trainers brush Tilikum's teeth. But they no longer stand right next to the animal with a water pick. Instead, trainers have built a 2-foot extension that allows them to work...
  • Keeping the Sea World tape private.

     
         Sea World and the family of trainer Dawn Brancheau want to keep video of Dawn's death out of public view. The video, from Sea World security cameras, was turned over to the sheriff's department. The normal routine is that...