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The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld. (credit: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Some SeaWorld Mammals Survive Longer In Captivity

Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals — including killer whales — at SeaWorld’s three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.

CBS Tampa–07/03/2014

A newborn baby killer whale swims with it's mother Kasatka on Dec. 21, 2004 at Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld Stadium in San Diego, Calif. (credit: SeaWorld via Getty Images)

Sea World Trainers To Wear Inflatable Safety Vests While Working Near Killer Whales

Trainers at Sea World’s marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

04/28/2014

File photo of two killer whales jumping out of the water at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.  (credit: Jan Kopec/Getty Images)

‘Blackfish’ Prompts Heart To Cancel SeaWorld Gig

The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary “Blackfish,” which raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

CBS Tampa–12/09/2013

Two killer whales jumping out of the water at SeaWorld. (credit: Jan Kopec/GettyIimages)

Judge Says Barriers Should Be Used At SeaWorld

Physical barriers between trainers and killer whales are a viable way to prevent hazards to workers at SeaWorld, an administrative law judge ruled in a decision that also reduced a federal fine against the theme park in a trainer’s death.

05/31/2012

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