Oct 27

SeaWorld Rescue Team Helps Disentangle Young Humpback Whale

The SeaWorld Rescue Team recently came to the aid of a young humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the coast of San Diego. The humpback whale was laboring as it tried to swim under the strain of the fishing gear wrapped around its tail flukes. For this young whale, it was a life-threatening situation. The SeaWorld Rescue Team, assisted by several other agencies, was able to give the whale a second chance at life. Watch the video below. (NOAA MMHSRP Permit #18786)

Aug 28

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.

Feb 27

Mystery Goo Threatens Seabirds

In January 16, 2015, several species of seabirds began washing ashore along San Francisco's coastline. The substance covered the feathers of the birds, destroying their ability to stay warm, float, fly and locate food. Even more mysterious was the lack of this sticky substance on beaches or in the water where the sickly birds were found, creating an even bigger challenge for investigators.

Oct 28

SeaWorld Rescue Team Saves the Life of a Sea Lion Impaled by Gaff Pole

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team came to the aid of a 200-pound California sea lion that was impaled by a 10-foot gaff pole at La Jolla Cove.

The hook on the gaff pole was embedded three inches into the animal’s back. The wound could have ultimately been life threatening.

Sep 09

Sea, You Otter Know About This!

Sea otters were once abundant along most of the coastal North Pacific Ocean. In the 18th and 19th centuries, fur traders hunted sea otters for their thick, luxurious pelts. By 1900, sea otters were nearly extinct. Protected from hunting by state law since 1911, and by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, sea otters have made a comeback in Alaska and, to a lesser extent, in California waters.

Nov 05

Write the Ray, Be a Star for the Day!

Our SeaWorld Cares team recently made their way to Tustin, Calif. to give an assembly to one of the schools that entered our “Write the Ray” essay contest, which was held spring of 2012. In honor of our 2012 attraction Manta, students in Southern California were challenged to write a conservation essay to cultivate awareness about the diversity of rays, the threats they face in the wild and how we can help protect these amazing animals.

Nov 01

SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team Representatives Attend Oilapalooza

SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is ready 365 days a year to assist marine life that is in need. But did you know that a special team from SeaWorld’s Rescue program is trained specifically to respond to marine life that is endangered by oil spills?

Sep 07

Rady Children's Hospital Patients Take a DIP at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld dolphin trainer Joy Clausen knows what it’s like to deal with a life-threatening illness. During her battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Clausen underwent chemotherapy at a Children’s Hospital in Southern California, where she met many children undergoing intense chemotherapy for their illnesses. Joy came through the ordeal, and in gratitude for her health, she is offering a welcome distraction to patients from Rady Children’s Hospital in the form of a special interaction with bottlenose dolphins.

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