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Captive Orca Nakai Dies at SeaWorld San Diego

credit: SeaWorld San Diego An orca has died while in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego....
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2022 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

Update on Snow Cone – Critically Endangered Right Whale Who Gave Birth Despite Chronic Entanglement

July 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has reported that Snow Cone was spotted on...

SeaWorld’s revenue drops again as public turns away from captivity

Following recent news of the death of a captive beluga in a tank at SeaWorld Orlando, and the announcement that visitors would no longer be allowed to feed dolphins by hand unsupervised, SeaWorld’s troubles continue after the company’s latest financial figures were released today.

The final quarter figures reveal a drop of $7.4 million, or 3 percent, compared to the same period in 2013. Total revenue for 2014 was down 6 percent from 2013, and attendance also fell, down by 2.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

The figures reflect the continuing public backlash against whale and dolphin captivity highlighted in the 2012 film, Blackfish. The documentary film revealed the darker side of the captivity industry, trainer deaths and injury, and the real fate of orcas held in small tanks for so-called ‘entertainment’.

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