Over the holidays, we asked you, our fans, to help us with something very special -- choosing the name for our baby killer whale.
Orlando, Fla., August 23, 2010 -- SeaWorld disagrees with the unfounded allegations made by OSHA today and have already informed the agency that we will contest this citation. The safety of our guests and employees and the welfare of our animals are core values for SeaWorld and areas in which we do not compromise.
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.
Today in memory of Dawn we are doing a tribute to her before the first Believe show at each of our three SeaWorld parks. This has been an extremely difficult time for the entire Shamu family. We believe that Dawn would want our work with these whales, that she loved so much, to continue. So with that in mind, we dedicate our shows this weekend to our dear friend.