SeaWorld Orlando team members spent a hot July day with The Nature Conservancy at Mosquito River Lagoon in Merritt Island, Florida. They worked hard to create a quilt of oyster mats in knee deep water designed to re-establish damaged oyster beds.
On Tuesday, July 20 SeaWorld transported 19 endangered green and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to the park's rehabilitation facility for health issues directly related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
On July 8, SeaWorld Orlando released five Kemp's Ridley sea turtles - displaced by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - into Gullivan Key near Marco Island, Fla. This particular body of water is popular habit for these endangered reptiles.
Something new and something, well . . .older. While SeaWorld San Diego's new dolphin show "Blue Horizons" is wowing guests every day, one of the performance's stars has been amazing visitors for decades.
Bubbles the pilot whale, who began her career more than 40 years ago, continues to thrill crowds with her jumps and dives, much to the delight of her dedicated fans.
Did you know Humpback whales produce a series of sounds that are classified as "songs?"
Experts speculate that such vocalizations make it possible for whales to locate each other and assess possible mate status. While scientists don't have clear answers on the exact function of these songs, the songs are indeed sung by the males and only while in breeding grounds.
Thanks to modern technology, SeaWorld Orlando employees and animals were able to fulfill a final wish from a 48-year-old woman with an inoperable brain tumor to meet a dolphin.
It's never too late to learn some new moves! Crunch, a 600-pound Atlantic bottlenose dolphin at SeaWorld San Diego, gives superstar actor Mark Wahlberg, a few lessons on how to do a pec dance.
We asked our Facebook Fans to post their “top tips” on how to most enjoy a day at SeaWorld. And we were thrilled with the response. These 20 tips below were some of our favorite posts, verbatim from our Fans who know the park best. We hope you'll find them helpful - and for more insider tips, visit Facebook.com/SeaWorld.
1) Do your research and do the backstage interactive experiences. We did the Arctic Experience and there is nothing like feeding a walrus or kissing a whale. Incredible!
-- Kim P.
SeaWorld Orlando's legacy of giving back to the community began within days of the park opening in December 1973 when disadvantaged children were invited to the park for a special Shamu show. Today the Orlando park works with more than 250 community organizations like Canine Companion of Independence, Heart of Florida, and Make M' Smile to spread waves of sharing throughout the community.
Wednesday's just got wilder! For the next three Wednesdays - May 26, June 2 and June 9 -- check out Nat Geo WILD's animal experts as they experience SeaWorld up-close.
Animal expert Dr. Mireya Mayor is at home in the jungle, studying primates throughout the world in her two series Mystery Gorillas and Wild Nights. But at SeaWorld, she chilled out in two of the parks colder locations. At Wild Arctic, Mireya braves chilly 55 degree water to get a kiss from a beluga whale.