Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) recently hosted its annual White Seabass Tournament, raising more than $50,000 to benefit the non-profit institute's continued research in aquaculture. The tournament, formerly known as the White Seabass
A Guadalupe fur seal rescued and rehabilitated by SeaWorld San Diego is helping with important research. The year-old female was found emaciated and comatose on a San Diego-area beach in March, and veterinarians determined she was hyperglycemic and hypothermic. After months of medical treatment by SeaWorld animal care specialists, she made a full recovery.
Sometimes, the most interesting conservation stories at SeaWorld are the ones that take place behind-the-scenes. One of the most interesting is our efforts to help a native Texas species, the Attwater's Prairie Chicken.
An imperiled species, California sea otters continue to struggle due to myriad factors, including poor water quality and a growing human population along our coasts. With support from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect the struggling sea otter population on California's Central Coast by promoting better water quality in nearshore waters and involving the public in recovery.
In 2000, a simple photo of an injured manatee and a veterinarian featured in a hometown newspaper captured the attention and awe of an 8-year-old girl in Colleyville, TX. The girl was Stephanie Cohen and the veterinarian was Dr. Scott Gearhart from SeaWorld Orlando.
Two orphaned California sea otters, rescued as pups nearly three years ago, continue to thrive at SeaWorld San Diego. Abby arrived at SeaWorld in July 2007 and Ellie was brought to the park in November 2007. Both pups were only days old when abandoned by their mothers along the coast in Northern California.