Jul 31

SeaWorld's Kelly Flaherty Clark Explains "Slide-out" Behavior

by Staff

You may have questions about why whales and dolphins swim out of the water onto what we call “slide-out” areas. This is a social and play behavior our trainers see daily, and the animals are safe doing this. In fact, our whales and dolphins are trained to swim onto, and off of, the slide-outs so that we can monitor their growth and give them veterinary care. In this video, SeaWorld trainer Kelly Flaherty-Clark explains the behavior in more detail.

Oct 12

SeaWorld Orlando Makes A Very Special Dog's Dream Come True

It’s not an uncommon dream to want to meet a dolphin. SeaWorld Orlando, and sister park Discovery Cove, provide a number of ways for guests to get up-close with friendly dolphins and observe these amazing animals in action. But it did come as a surprise when the request to meet a dolphin came from an 8-year-old labrador retriever named Conrad.

Mar 20

Shark Attack Survivor Celebrates Seventh Birthday at Discovery Cove

Shark attack victim Lucy Mangum celebrated her seventh birthday at Discovery Cove due to the kindness of Southwest employee, Mike Williams who heard Lucy’s incredible story during a national television interview.

Jul 29

SeaWorld San Diego Vets Team Up With Human Doctors To Save Dolphin’s Life

by Staff

SeaWorld San Diego veterinarians went to extraordinary lengths to save the life of one of the park’s dolphins. Dottie, a 23-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, went into kidney failure due complications from kidney stones, but thanks to a team of highly-skilled “human” doctors from the University of California at San Diego Medical Center, her life was saved through medical procedures never before performed on a dolphin.

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