Tag: Beluga, blackfish, Mystic Aquarium, Opinion, SeaWorld
Why Whale Bans are Bad for Conservation
Behind the Thrills StaffMar 04, 2020
Just yesterday, legislators in Connecticut introduced a bill that would outlaw cetacean captivity in the state, which would directly affect Mystic Aquarium, one of the...
A Defining Decade for SeaWorld
Behind the Thrills StaffFeb 24, 2020
10 years ago, one of the most tragic events to ever happen inside a theme park occurred. Dawn Brancheau, one of SeaWorld’s senior orca trainers, was killed during...
TripAdvisor Cuts Ties With SeaWorld and Marine Parks – Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea
Behind the Thrills StaffOct 02, 2019
On October 2, 2019, TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator announced that it would no longer sell tickets to or profit from any tourist destinations that house, breed, or...
Opinion: SeaWorld’s Soul Must Remain With Animals
Behind the Thrills StaffAug 07, 2019
How will SeaWorld balance animal exhibits and thrill rides in the future?
Collision Course for the Virgin Holidays Sea
Dr. Grey StaffordJul 22, 2019
In 2014, prominent members of the zoological community led by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums(AMMPA) and others began a lengthy...
Thomas Cook stops British trips to SeaWorld, SeaWorld Fires Back
ErikAug 01, 2018
UK tour giant, Thomas Cook announced over the weekend that they will stop trips to SeaWorld Orlando, and Spains Loro Parque because of pressure from animal activists...
Will SeaWorld ever be allowed to return trainers to the water?
ErikNov 15, 2017
On February 24th, 2010 SeaWorld Orlando Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by the largest Killer Whale to ever be in captivity at any park in the world, Tilikum. The...
Largest whale in captivity,Tilikum dies at SeaWorld Orlando
ErikJan 06, 2017
It’s been a long rough road for one whale. He started out his life in the ocean, and ended as the center of controversy and change at one of the world’s...
SeaWorld to open first “No Orca Park” in 2022 with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
ErikDec 13, 2016
SeaWorld has made huge news today, as it announces a partnership with Miral to bring an all new SeaWorld to Abu Dhabi. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open in 2022,...
California Coastal Commission votes on SeaWorld’s Blue Ocean project
ErikOct 08, 2015
On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission voted on whether or not to allow SeaWorld San Diego to expand their Orca tanks, in what SeaWorld calls the “Blue...