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  • 'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on

    'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on
    SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by.
  • David W. Kenney dies at 77; SeaWorld's first veterinarian

    David W. Kenney dies at 77; SeaWorld's first veterinarian
    David W. Kenney, SeaWorld's first veterinarian, who played a key role in bringing the original Shamu to the San Diego amusement park as well as a gray whale believed to be the first raised by humans, died Feb. 14 in Montrose, Colo. He was 77. The cause...

    Killer whale dies at SeaWorld in San Diego; orca shows canceled

     
    Sumar, a 12-year-old killer whale, died mysteriously Tuesday at SeaWorld in San Diego, forcing cancellation of the orca shows at Shamu Stadium, officials at the park said. The male orca began acting lethargic on Monday and was given antibiotics by...

    SeaWorld San Diego orca Sumar dies

     
    The death of a 12-year-old orca named Sumar at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday left the marine park struggling to understand the death of the comparatively young killer whale and led to the cancellation of several orca shows at Shamu...

    OSHA fines SeaWorld for worker safety issues following orca trainer's death

     
    Months after SeaWorld Orlando marine mammal trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed in an incident involving a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it has cited SeaWorld for workplace safety...