Oct 05

Guess Who I Got to See Up Close – Killer Whales!

Sea lions are my favorite marine animals but my next favorite are whales. SeaWorld has taught me a lot about killer whales. Sometimes I get to talk to the trainers and hear all about how they take care of the whales. They spend a lot of time observing them and learn lots every day.

Jul 28

Animal Adaptations I Wish I Had

Most marine animals are able to live in and out of water because of their adaptations. Those are all the things that have changed over time to help them survive. It would be really cool if I had some of their adaptations too. Being able to swim fast, breathe under water and even hide would be awesome.

Jul 14

NOAA’s Dr. Dawn Noren Conducting Ground-Breaking Killer Whale Milk Study at SeaWorld San Diego

An important study being conducted here at SeaWorld San Diego has the potential to help endangered Southern Resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Dawn Noren, a research fishery biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center, is studying milk and blood serum samples from new mom Kalia, one of the killer whales here at the park. By analyzing these samples, Dr. Noren will assess the dynamics of persistent organic pollutant (POP) transfer from female killer whales to their calves during lactation.

Jul 07

Top 5 Things to Know About Training Sharks

Did you know it’s possible to train sharks? The expert aquarists at SeaWorld and Discovery Cove in Orlando have done just that. They have learned that sharks have unique behavioral traits and that training them takes patience. Training allows veterinarians and aquarists to provide hands-on care to the animals and also enables guests to interact with the sharks up close.

Jul 06

There Are More to Sharks than Their Teeth

Sharks sound scary but that’s just because people think they all have really sharp teeth. I think sharks are neat because they have been around since the dinosaurs. There are so many different types with different shaped bodies like hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and basking sharks. The Megalodon shark was huge and we have learned a lot about them from fossils.

Oct 08

Inside SeaWorld: First of Its Kind Shark Rescue and Return

In the first of its kind rescue, SeaWorld successfully rescued, rehabilitated and returned a smooth-hound shark back to its natural habitat. SeaWorld rescued the animal on Sept. 30, after being in contact with officials at Marina Village, who had noticed the animal in distress in very shallow water along the rocks. The shark, nicknamed Marina because of the location of her stranding, had some superficial injuries on her snout, abdomen and below her dorsal due to entanglement in fishing gear.

Sep 22

Trainer Talk: Sea Otters Part 1!

Our new, educational webisode series, "Trainer Talk," gives you the fun opportunity to learn more about the animals that live here in the park from our trainers and animal care specialists.

Aug 14

CUTE ALERT! Meet the Newest Additions to the Discovery Cove Family - Two Whitetip Reef Sharks

by Staff

CUTE ALERT: Last month, we welcomed our newest additions - two whitetip reef shark pups born at Discovery Cove on July 1. These little guys might not make the best cuddlers, but in our eyes that doesn’t make them any less cute.

Aug 12

Calling all Shark Lovers - Celebrate Shark Week with SeaWorld Orlando

CALLING ALL SHARK LOVERS: As you are probably aware, it is officially Shark Week and what better way to celebrate than with the shark experts at SeaWorld Orlando! At SeaWorld, guests can see five species of sharks, including: nurse sharks, sand sharks, tiger sharks, black tip sharks and saw fish.

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