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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Theme park report reveals SeaWorld visitor decline

SeaWorld saw a significant drop in its visitor numbers in 2014, according to a new industry report released today.

The highly-respected annual TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index and Museum Index report reveals that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment saw its visitor numbers drop by 4.3% or 1 million visitors. In North America, its parks in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California, saw numbers down 8% and 12% respectively.

While its competitors have been opening new attractions, SeaWorld continues to struggle with the negative publicity resulting from the documentary film Blackfish and its ongoing display of orcas in captivity.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.