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Aug 28

Rady Children's Patients Take a DIP with Dolphins

Rady Children's Patients Take a DIP with Dolphins

SeaWorld San Diego has been hosting patients from Rady Children’s Hospital for a Dolphin Interaction Program (DIP) for seven years, as part of a program started by dolphin trainer Joy, who battled and overcame non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Joy, who herself underwent chemotherapy at a Children’s Hospital in Southern California, vowed that if she made it through her ordeal, she would offer dolphin interactions as a welcome distraction to children going through similar struggles.

Aug 28

You Need to Check Out Dolphin Days at SeaWorld San Diego

You Need to Check Out Dolphin Days at SeaWorld San Diego

Dolphins are so neat because they are cute and smart. An awesome thing they can do is locate things with echolocation – that means they make a noise and it bounces back to them. Echolocation helps them find their food.

Dophins have fusiform bodies, just like sea lions, to help them swim fast through the water.

Aug 25

Happy 13th Birthday, Ikaika!

Happy 13th Birthday, Ikaika!

Today, SeaWorld San Diego celebrated Ikaika's (Ike's) 13th birthday with guests at Shamu Stadium! Watch the video below and check out how the trainers prepared for this teenager's special celebration!

Aug 20

All-New Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Opens at SeaWorld Orlando

All-New Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Opens at SeaWorld Orlando

Theme park snacks take a fun twist at the new “Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen” inside SeaWorld Orlando.

Pretzel connoisseurs can now savor sweet and salty pretzel combinations while sipping on a variety of local and seasonal craft beers, frozen cocktails, wines and beverages.

The menu features a selection of both original and unusual soft pretzel creations, with mouth-watering options such as the:

Aug 19

Inside SeaWorld: My SeaWorld Story: Thom

Inside SeaWorld: My SeaWorld Story: Thom

SeaWorld has inspired millions of guests since it opened in 1964. We all have a SeaWorld story; from the first time we connected with a dolphin or a whale, to the moment we made an effort to recycle to protect our ocean friends beyond the park's borders.

In this episode of our webisode series, we meet penguin keeper Thom, who has been with SeaWorld for 20 years. He helps care for more than 350 penguins at SeaWorld San Diego’s Penguin Encounter. “These animals are relying upon you,” he says. “There’s a sense of importance about that.”

Aug 18

What Do Moon Jellies, Cleaner Shrimps and Archerfish Have in Common?

What Do Moon Jellies, Cleaner Shrimps and Archerfish Have in Common?

Hmm… it seems like a tough question, but the answer is easy: You can interact with all three at SeaWorld San Diego’s brand new, behind-the-scenes Aquarium Lab! Experience how soft and velvety moon jellies are, feel the tickles of cleaner shrimps, and be wowed by the crazy-cool (seriously, it’s awesome) way that archerfish hunt their prey.

Watch the video below of Mike, our park’s assistant curator of fishes, to learn more!

Aug 14

Why I Want to Work with Animals When I Grow Up

Why I Want to Work with Animals When I Grow Up

I want to work with animals when I grow up because it would be the best job ever. Sea lions are my very favorite and I really REALLY want to work with them because they are so funny and cute. The last time I was at SeaWorld San Diego I met a sea lion that could give a salute. I showed him what to do and he just waived at me instead. Isn’t that funny?

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