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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThere's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as construction crews, earth-moving excavators and towering cranes work on several theme park rides set to debut this summer and beyond. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said. "One Ocean" will replace the...
L.A. UnleashedMonths 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...
L.A. UnleashedThe 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......
OutpostsIn support of the California Department of Fish and Game and its effort to keep hunters and anglers informed, Outposts, on Thursday or Friday, posts marine biologist Carrie Wilson's weekly Q&A column. NOTE: This is Carrie's column from last Thursday,........
It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime. In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
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L.A. NOWSumar, 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......
L.A. UnleashedSEATTLE â A little over a year after researchers feared that a drop in the Northwest's endangered killer whale population meant disaster, the number of orcas has bounced back with six new babies and no whales lost. Though scientific evidence......
L.A. UnleashedORLANDO, Fla. â A SeaWorld Orlando trainer managed to free herself for a short time and tried to swim to the surface after she was dragged underwater by a killer whale, but the animal thwarted her attempts by striking her......
L.A. UnleashedTaima, a 20-year-old orca at SeaWorld Orlando, died Sunday at the park while in labor with a stillborn calf. Taima's calf was fathered by Tilikum, the orca who killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in February. Dr. Chris Dold, SeaWorld's vice president......
L.A. NOWSeaWorld San Diego, which temporarily closed its Shamu whale attraction on Wednesday after the death of a whale trainer on Florida, has worked to improve safety after several incidents over the last three decades in which trainers were hurt. The......
L.A. UnleashedAn incident involving an orca left a SeaWorld Orlando marine mammal trainer dead Wednesday. The identity of the victim has not been released, although SeaWorld president Dan Brown confirmed during a news conference that it was a senior female trainer........
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